8nov2011 - CR Long C502: Biostatistical Thinking 8 Nov 2011...

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CR Long C502: Biostatistical Thinking 8 Nov 2011 1 Learning Objectives 1. Learn terminology related to the scientific method & statistics 2. Become familiar with the concept of variability What is statistics? The science of learning from data. Scientific Method Statistics is involved in every aspect of the scientific method Identifying a research question Making measurements (i.e. collect data) Analyzing and interpreting data Communicating results Terminology Study unit : the unit that forms the basis for data collection and analyses in a study; usually a person (e.g. patient), animal, cell, etc; sometimes may be smaller (e.g. eye within a patient) or larger (e.g. all members of a household) Variable : a measurement that may vary from study unit to study unit Population : a collection of study units about which we want to make inference Target population: the complete collection of study units to which we want to apply our conclusions Study population
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course CLIN 51502 taught by Professor Long during the Fall '11 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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8nov2011 - CR Long C502: Biostatistical Thinking 8 Nov 2011...

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