Statistics: A Brief Overview Article

PMID: 21603381 Web of Science: 000420211600009

Cited authors

  • Winters, Ryan; Winters, Andrew; Amedee, Ronald G.


  • The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education sets forth a number of required educational topics that must be addressed in residency and fellowship programs. We sought to provide a primer on some of the important basic statistical concepts to consider when examining the medical literature. It is not essential to understand the exact workings and methodology of every statistical test encountered, but it is necessary to understand selected concepts such as parametric and nonparametric tests, correlation, and numerical versus categorical data. This working knowledge will allow you to spot obvious irregularities in statistical analyses that you encounter.

Publication date

  • 2010

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 213

End page

  • 216


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