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Understanding Clinical Data Analysis

Learning Statistical Principles from Published Clinical Research

  • Ton J. Cleophas
  • Aeilko H. Zwinderman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    Pages 1-12
  3. Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    Pages 13-31
  4. Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    Pages 33-60
  5. Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    Pages 97-118
  6. Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    Pages 119-140
  7. Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    Pages 141-156
  8. Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    Pages 157-176
  9. Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    Pages 177-191
  10. Ton J. Cleophas, Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    Pages 193-221
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 223-234

About this book

Introduction

This textbook consists of ten chapters, and is a must-read to all medical and health professionals, who already have basic knowledge of how to analyze their clinical data, but still, wonder, after having done so, why procedures were performed the way they were. The book is also a must-read to those who tend to submerge in the flood of novel statistical methodologies, as communicated in current clinical reports, and scientific meetings.

In the past few years, the HOW-SO of current statistical tests has been made much more simple than it was in the past, thanks to the abundance of statistical software programs of an excellent quality. However, the WHY-SO may have been somewhat under-emphasized. For example, why do statistical tests constantly use unfamiliar terms, like probability distributions, hypothesis testing, randomness, normality, scientific rigor, and why are Gaussian curves so hard, and do they make non-mathematicians getting lost all the time? The book will cover the WHY-SOs.

Keywords

Statistical Reasoning Hypothesis Testing Clinical data analysis Statistical methodologies Medical Statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Ton J. Cleophas
    • 1
  • Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    • 2
  1. 1.Albert Schweitzer HospitalDepartment Medicine Albert Schweitzer HospitalSliedrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. Epidemiology and BiostatisticsAcademic Medical Center Dept. Epidemiology and BiostatisticsAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39586-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39585-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39586-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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