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Statistics in Clinical Practice

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7015.1311 (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1311
  1. Tony Johnson
  1. MRC biostatistics unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge

    David Coggon BMJ Publishing Group, £10.95, pp 116 ISBN 0 7279 0907 X

    Over the past 20 years the BMJ has established a fine reputation for publishing papers and books that present basic statistical techniques to a clinical readership. The first book, T D V Swinscow's Statistics at Square One (now in its 8th edition), teaches simple data presentation, the basis of probability and inference, and applications of the more popular statistical tests. Statistics with Confidence (edited by Gardner and Altman, 1989) emphasises the importance of estimation, with details of the calculation of confidence intervals as well as simple statistical guidelines and checklists to aid authors and readers alike; both books were based on a …

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