Basic Statistics

Jason H. Moore1, Tricia A. Thornton1, Marylyn D. Ritchie1

1 Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tennessee
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Human Genetics
Unit Number:  Appendix 3M
DOI:  10.1002/0471142905.hga03ms37
Online Posting Date:  August, 2003
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Abstract

Statistics is a relatively new science with most of the important developments occurring within the last 100 years. The goal of this unit is to summarize some of the philosophical ideas behind statistics and to provide a general framework in the form of flowcharts for deciding which statistical test is appropriate for a given dataset and scientific question. Also provided is a list of references and software for commonly used statistical methods.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Philosophy of Statistics
  • Statistical Methods
  • Summary
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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Materials

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Literature Cited

Literature Cited
   Agresti, A. 2002. Categorical Data Analysis. John Wiley & Sons, New York.
   Cohen, J. 1988. Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J.
   Hollander, M. and Wolfe, D.A. 1999. Nonparametric Statistical Methods. John Wiley & Sons, New York.
   Hosmer, D.W. and Lemeshow, S. 2000. Applied Logistic Regression. John Wiley & Sons, New York.
   Neter, J., Wasserman, W., and Kutner, M.H. 1990. Applied Linear Statistical Models, 3rd ed. Irwin, Boston.
   Rice, J.A. 1995. Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis. Duxbury Press, Belmont, Calif.
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   Snedecor, G.W. and Cochran, W.G. 1989. Statistical Methods. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa.
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