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Statistics in research

Statistics in research

Statistical tests are fundamental to research, they allow us to quantify differences between sets of data and to be confident in our interpretation of results. Without statistics, many of the advances in medical research would not be possible!

This resource will help students to understand:

  • Basic terms of statistics, such as standard deviation, p-value and null hypothesis.
  • How to choose an appropriate statistical test for certain data sets.
  • How to use and interpret several statistical tests – the Student’s t-test, Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient and the chi-squared (χ2) test.

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