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The first volume of this two-volume work blends statistical principles and practical experience to present in a nontechnical fashion the many factors a physician must consider in designing a medical investigation. Typical medical problems for investigation are used to illustrate basic principles. Determination of optimal sample size, widely overlooked elsewhere, is well covered; however, correct use of the tables may take some concentration. Knowledge of the contents of this volume will make any physician a more effective critic of the medical literature.
The second volume emphasizes appropriate statistical tests and their interpretation, building on examples in the first volume. Few
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Designing a Research Project. The Basics of Biomedical Research Methodology.Analyzing Research Data. The Basics of Biomedical Research Methodology.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:569–570. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-4-569_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(4):569-570.
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