Basic Statistics for the Exotic Animal Practitioner

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Abstract

Clinical research attempts to answer questions about patient populations by studying small samples of patients drawn from those populations. Statistics are used to describe the data collected in a study and to make inferences about the larger populations. Practitioners of evidence-based practice need a basic understanding of these principles to critically appraise the results of research studies. The main paradigm for statistical inference in medicine is called hypothesis testing, which involves generating a null hypothesis and examining the strength of evidence against it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)947-959
Number of pages13
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Evidence-based practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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