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To the general investigator, the appropriate use of statistics represents one of the more confusing aspects of medical research. Although most investigators have been formally introduced to statistical methods, this exposure frequently was in the "distant past," before the investigator realized the importance of proper statistical analysis. Many investigators there fore need to train themselves in statistics.
Many introductory statistical texts are intended to meet this need. Most are lengthy and assume a moderate mathematic foundation. Brown and Beck attempt to overcome these barriers by presenting a short overview of the more common statistical techniques while minimizing discussion of the
Medical Statistics on Microcomputers. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:1068. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-12-1068_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(12):1068.
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