How to Learn Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Biostatistics. Daniel W. Byrne Director of Biostatistics and Study Design General Clinical Research Center Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The presenter has no financial interests in the products mentioned in this talk.
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How to Learn Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Biostatistics
Daniel W. Byrne
Director of Biostatistics and Study Design
General Clinical Research Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
The presenter has no financial interests in the products mentioned in this talk.
I. You Will Need the Right Tools
SPSS is the 2nd most popular package.
It is much easier to use than SAS and Stata.
II. You Will Need a Plan
The Most Common Type of Flaw
III. You Will Need Data Management Skills
IV. You Will Need to Learn Descriptive Statistics
V. You Will Need to Learn Inferential Statistics
VI. You Will Need to Understand the Statistical Terminology Required to Select the Proper Inferential Test
VII. You Will Need to Know Which Statistical Test to Use
One-way used to compare more than 3 means from independent groups.
“Is the age different between White, Black, Hispanic patients?”
Two-way used to compare 2 or more means by 2 or more factors.
“Is the age different between Males and Females, With and Without Pnuemonia?”
Summary of Inferential Tests
Mann-Whitney U test
Kruskal-Wallis H test
Correlated F ratio (repeatedmeasures ANOVA)
Mann-Whitney U test
VIII. You Will Need to Understand Regression Techniques
Odds and Ends You Will Need
IX. You Will Need to Continue Learning About Statistics
X. One Final Skill You Will Need to Master