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Some useful books for getting started with statistics

Online resources

Study Design 101

by Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Access online tutorials with formulae, self-test and videos on study design, in evidence-based medicine.

These tutorials are designed to give you:

  • An understanding of different types of clinical medical studies and how they relate to each other
  • An overview of important formulas relevant to these study types
  • The ability to locate articles using each of the different study types
  • A glossary of terms related to clinical medical studies


See Bandolier's EBM Glossary for definitions of the jargon words often used in medicine and the numbers and statistics used to describe it, for example, satistical concepts, such as Confidence IntervalEffect size and P Value.

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