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There is an abundance of textbooks on statistical methods for the researcher. A classic example is Snedecor and Cochran's Statistical Methods (Iowa University Press, Ames, 1967). The best of these books contain discussions of the assumptions underlying the methods, of the purpose and role of statistical analysis in research, and of the limits of interpretation of these methods. However, few discuss the problems of scientific inference in the general context in which statistical ideas and methods are but one set of tools. Yet, it is far more important for both producers and consumers of medical research to have a firm
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A Companion to Medical Statistics.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:451. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-3-451_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(3):451.
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