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How to report statistics in medicine : annotated guidelines for authors, editors, and reviewers

Author: Thomas A Lang; Michelle Secic
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : American College of Physicians, ©1997.
Series: Medical writing and communication.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Detailing information needed to understand statistical reports, this guide covers all aspects of statistical presentation and analysis commonly seen in biomedical literature. Common errors in  Read more...

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Lang, Thomas A. (Thomas Allen).
How to report statistics in medicine.
Philadelphia, Pa. : American College of Physicians, ©1997
(OCoLC)606075147
Online version:
Lang, Thomas A. (Thomas Allen).
How to report statistics in medicine.
Philadelphia, Pa. : American College of Physicians, ©1997
(OCoLC)607770703
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Lang; Michelle Secic
ISBN: 0943126444 9780943126449
OCLC Number: 35029692
Description: xxv, 367 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: A note to the reader --
Forward --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Differences between clinical and statistical significance --
pt. 1. Annotated guidelines for reporting statistical information --
Asking questions and finding answers: reporting research designs and activities --
Summarizing data: reporting data and descriptive statistics --
Generalizing from a sample to a population: reporting estimates and confidence intervals --
Comparing groups: I. reporting P values --
Comparing groups: II. the multiple testing problem --
Testing for relationships: reporting association and correlation analyses --
Analyzing multiple variables: I. reporting regression analyses --
Analyzing multiple variables: II. reporting analysis of variance (ANOVA) --
Assessing time-to-an-event as an endpoint: reporting survival analyses --
Determining the presence or absence of disease: reporting the characteristics of diagnostic tests --
Combining the results of several studies: reporting the results of meta-analyses --
Weighing the costs and consequences of treatment: reporting the results of economic evaluations --
Considering medical risks and patient preferences: reporting decision analyses and clinical practice guideslines --
Considering "prior probabilities":reporting Bayesian statistical analyses --
From research results to decision-making: reporting outcomes in clinically applicable terms --
pt. 2. Guide to statistical terms and tests --
pt. 3. An unannotated, referenced list of the guidelines --
pt. 4. Appendices --
Appn.1. Checklists for reporting clinical trials --
Appn.2. Mathematical symbols and notation --
Appn.3. Rules for presenting numbers in text --
Appn.4. Spelling of statistical terms and texts --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Medical writing and communication.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Lang, Michelle Secic ; with a foreword by Edward J. Huth.

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