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Guide to finding and using statistical information in the health sciences

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Some useful books for getting started with statistics

Useful web resources

The Bandolier website contains some useful links to definitions for the jargon words often used in medicine and the numbers and statistics used to describe them. See the EBM Glossary for definitions of statistical concepts such as Confidence Interval, Effect size and P Value.

Electronic Statistics Textbook - developed by Statsoft. This online textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics, covering a wide variety of applications including laboratory research, credit scoring, forecasting, social science statistics, survey research and data mining.  

Online tutorial - study design

Online tutorials with formulae, self-test and videos on study design, in evidence-based medicine. This tutorial is 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