## Pdq StatisticsThis handy book serves as a "Pretty Darn Quick" guide to statistical concepts and formulas. The clever, irreverent writing style makes reading interesting and enjoyable, and conveys valuable information on critically evaluating medical literature. This edition emphasizes multivariate and non-parametric statistics. |

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### Contents

Types of Variables | 3 |

Statistical Inference | 17 |

Rules of Statistical Etiquette | 24 |

Copyright | |

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actually analysis of variance analyze approach association average beta level Brand calculate called canonical correlation cell centroid chance Chapter chi-square cholesterol clam juice clinical cluster analysis control group correlation coefficient covariate CRAP curve dependent variable DETECTORS Example determine difference discriminant function drug effect equal equation error expected frequencies experimental F ratio f test factor analysis factorial ANOVA Figure Fisher's exact test formula Hotelling's T2 individual interval Kendall's Kendall's tau load logistic regression look MDGPA Mean Square measure method multiple regression multivariate nominal variables non-parametric non-parametric statistics normal distribution null hypothesis number of variables ordinal data overall paired t test parametric statistics patients placebo predict probability problem question random ranks ratio variables relationship researcher rotation scores similar statistical tests statistically significant statisticians subjects Sum of Squares techniques tell Treatment group trial variation