Last Updated: Jul 27, 2015
- ACP Journal Club Introduction to Biostatistics: Part 1
Measurement scales and their summary statistics
- ACP Journal Club Introduction to Biostatistics: Part 2
Measures of association as used to address therapy, harm, and etiology questions
- ACP Journal Club Introduction to Biostatistics: Part 3
Statistical approaches to uncertainty: P values and confidence intervals
- ACP Primer on Absolute vs. Relative Differences
This is part of the American College of Physicians' "Effective Clinical Practice" series
- ACP Primer on Confidence Intervals
Information on confidence intervals (CIs) and the relationship between CIs and P values
- ACP Primer on Probability and Odds and Interpreting Their Ratios
This primer includes information on odds ratios as well as other topics, including: type I and II errors, number needed to treat, P values, and confidence intervals -- just to name a few
- ACP Primer on Type I and II Errors
Provides an explanation of Type I and II errors
- Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions
Chapter 16 of the handbook includes information on "Special topics in Statistics"
- Hazard Ratios in Cancer Clinical Trials - A Primer
Includes Kaplan-Meier curves or plots
- Intention-to-Treat Principle
Explained by Victor M. Montori and Gordon H. Guyatt. Dr. Montori is with the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minn. Dr. Guyatt is with the Departments of Medicine and of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.
- Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking, 3rd ed.
The third edition focuses on how to interpret statistical results rather than on how to analyze data. There is a minimal use of equations, and it provides a detailed review of assumptions and common mistakes. The book is especially useful for those students in health-sciences-related fields who have no background in biostatistics.
- MedPage Guide to Biostatistics
This is a guide that Dr. Jerry McLarty recommends because it provides a good overview of descriptive statistics.