Statistics for Bench Research

  • Timothy W. KingEmail author
Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)


Success in academic surgery requires a basic understanding of statistics. Without this understanding a surgeon-scientist will not be able to interpret scientific articles, develop a hypothesis, or analyze the data they collect in their research program. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a brief overview of the statistical methods which are used in bench and clinical research.


Statistics t Test Type 1 error Type 2 error ANOVA Correlation Parametric Nonparametric 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Surgery and Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Birmingham VA HospitalBirminghamUSA

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