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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136-141

Basics of biostatistics for understanding research findings


Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Satyanarayana Labani
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Cytology and Preventive Oncology, Indian Council of Medical Research, I-7, Sector-39, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: Nil., Conflict of Interest: There are no conflicts of interest.


DOI: 10.4103/2394-7438.166310

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The aim of this communication is to give an overview of basic biostatistics procedures that are helpful in understanding medical research findings. There are several books on this topic now and several articles are written on this subject in various reputed journals on individual topics of interest or as a series of chapter articles. On the contrary, this article attempts to cover summary of basic biostatistics in a descriptive manner with the attempt to provide the reader the essential basis of research methodology. This may also be useful for medical undergraduate/postgraduate (UG/PG) students and biomedical junior faculty in understanding advancement of knowledge in their area of specialization. This article as such is not complete on the basics of the subject attempted to present. The reader is, however, advised further reading of reference books for more details.


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