I frequently receive requests for “a good basic statistics reference”. There are many different epidemiology and statistics sources you can use, depending on your level of expertise and your purpose. Listed below are some resources that colleagues and I have found useful. This is by no means an exhaustive or definitive list. If you have favorites of your own that you’d like to share with your colleagues, please pass them on to me – Martha Hellems
“I’m reading a journal article and want to assess whether the authors used appropriate statistical techniques. I want to understand the results”
- Resident Journal Club
- Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
- JAMA’s Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature
- BMJ How to read a paper (Available on-line and in the pediatric library.)
- Riegelman RK. Studying a study and testing a test: how to read the medical evidence, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005. Available at the Health Sciences Library.
- Katz MH. Multivariable analysis: a practical guide for clinicians. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. (I have a copy of this if you are interested.)
“I want to do some statistics”
A little more basic: HyperStat Online Textbook
A little less basic:
- Rosner BA. Fundamentals of biostatistics, 5th ed. Pacific Grove, CA: Duxbury, 2000.
- BMJ Statistics at Square One
- StatSoft Electronic Textbook