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Interpreting and Reporting Descriptive Statistics, Estimates, and Hypothesis Tests

Tom Lang Communications and Training International

The first step in learning statistics is to know how to summarize data with descriptive statistics. This workshop begins by defining a variable and progresses step-by-step through understanding levels of measurement, reporting each level with the appropriate descriptive statistics, and learning how these statistics are applied and misapplied in biomedical research. The reasoning behind estimates, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing is also presented. Participants learn the strengths and weaknesses of P values and the advantages of confidence intervals. 


The workshop is based on Chapters 1, 3, and 4 of How to Report Statistics. An optional pre-workshop assignment adds no additional time to the workshop.