Medical Uses of Statistics

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John Christian Bailar, Frederick Mosteller
NEJM Books, Jan 1, 1986 - Clinical medicine - 425 pages
Biomedical research investigators and clinicians who are keeping up with the literature often find that their preparation in statistical concepts, methods, and techniques needs to be updated. Like other fields, statistics advances rapidly, and even those with strong previous training may wish to freshen their information. This book surveys the state of the art of statistical applications in clinical research and illustrates good and poor uses of methods. With few exceptions, we stress the concepts underlying statistics rather than its more technical how-to-do-it aspects. The 20 chapters of this book are divided into 6 broad sections: Broad concepts and analytic techniques. Design. Analysis. Communicating results. Communicating among experts. Reviews and meta-studies.

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