[R] off topic publication question

Roger D. Peng rpeng at jhsph.edu
Thu Jun 10 23:38:00 CEST 2004

I always thought that the use of "we" was a reference to the 
author(s) and the reader.


Erin Hodgess wrote:

> Dear R People:
> Please excuse the off topic question, but I
> know that I'll get a good answer here.
> If a single author is writing a journal article,
> should she use "We performed a test"
> or "I performed a test",
> please?
> I had learned to use "we" without regard to the number
> of authors.  Is that true, please?
> Thanks for the off topic help.
> Sincerely,
> Erin Hodgess
> Associate Professor
> Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
> University of Houston - Downtown
> mailto: hodgess at gator.uhd.edu
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