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The practicing physician's need to understand the statistical character of quantitative evidence in the medical literature is self-evident. This textbook tries to help the readers of medical literature avoid being misled by improperly used statistics. To accomplish this worthy goal, Dr. Colton uses a technique similar to that found in Principles of Medical Statistics by A. Bradford Hill; namely, he explains to the reader the basic concepts of statistical inference in clear, straightforward English, leaving the mathematical formulas to mathematical statisticians.
The book is divided into three sections. The first deals with scales of measurement and ways of presenting numerical
Statistics in Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:436. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-436_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):436.
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