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Made reading articles MUCH easier
on 16 May 2009
I am a therapy radiographer. I bought this book to make sense of the articles I was reading on monoclonal antibodies with hazard ratios, odds ratios, confidence intervals, p-values, regression models and Kaplan-Meier survival plots.
The book has small bite-size chapters on each subject which are really easy to read. Each section points out the importance of the statistical topic and how easy they are to follow.
What is particularly useful is the examples of each subject that are provided which takes a topic and breaks it down and explains what the statistical term means for that example.
Each section also has an 'exam tip' at the end pointing out the topics examiners like to ask about.
At the end of the book there is a section where you can rest your understanding of the statistics used in actual research papers. Although I failed dismally at spotting all the statistics used, it gave me a useful framework which I used to critique an article for my assignment.
All in all, an excellt book which made reading articles MUCH easier and allowed me to understand the results of the articles I was reading.