Easy Interpretation of Biostatistics, The Vital Link to Applying Evidence in Medical Decisions

Easy Interpretation of Biostatistics

The Vital Link to Applying Evidence in Medical Decisions

By Gail F. Dawson, MD, MS, FAAEP


PART I Learning the Basics

Introduction to Part I

1. Measures of Disease

2. Mathematical Principles

3. Populations

4. Samples

5. Invariably Variables

6. Outcomes

7. Probability

8. Distributions

9. The Normal Distribution

PART II Understanding Inference

Introduction to Part II

10. Hypothesis Testing

11. The Probability Connection

12. Types of Statistical Tests

13. Properties of Confidence Intervals

14. Power

15. Bias

16. Ethics in Medical Research

17. Types of Research Studies

18. Evaluating the Evidence

PART III Common Applications

Introduction to Part III

19. Measures of Effect

20. Economic Analysis

21. Assessment of Tests

Afterword

Appendices

A Flowchart of Types of Statistical Tests

B Simplified Flowchart of Types of Statistical Tests

C Values of Normal Distribution

Index