Inference—the process of drawing conclusions about a population on the basis of measurements or observations made on a sample of individuals from the population—is central to statistics in general, and medical statistics in particular. In this chapter, we shall look at some basic inferential methods, beginning with those most suitable for continuous variables having, approximately at least, a normal distribution.
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