Further topics in statistics

Here you will find further topics in statistics that are not covered in the First Steps and Next Steps pages. If there are topics missing that you would like to see include, using the link at the bottom of the page


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General resources

Title Description
Exploratory data analysis Guide to exploratory two-way data analysis using graphs to facilitate what test to use.
Bayesian statistics Brief introduction to the principles of Bayesian Statistics.

Medical statistics

Title Description
Medical statistics definitions Definitions of basic concepts in medical statistics.
Power-based sample size calculations Describes how to calculate a sample for studies.
An introduction to sample size calculations A short introduction to both power-based and precision-based sample size calculations.
Types of research studies Describes the different types of research studies that are commonly used in medical research.
Randomisation Describes the different methods for randomising patients in clinical studies.
Statistical analysis plan The key components in a statistical analysis plan.
Diagnostic tests Describes the key statistical measures used in assessing the quality of diagnostic tests.
Survival analysis The analysis of survival data in medicine.
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