Useful Reference Texts


General Reference

Altman DG (1991). Practical statistics for medical research. Chapman and Hall, London

Everitt B (1989). Statistical methods for medical investigations. Edward Arnold*.

Swinscow TDV. Statistics at Sqaure One, online at the BMJ website.

Garson GD. Online statistics notes at North Carolina State Univerisity.

Graphpad Software. Instat's online guide to choosing and interpreting statistical tests website. Concise online notes on basic to moderately advanced statistical methods.

Lowry R. Background notes to the Vassar web-based programs.


Confidence Intervals

Altman DG, Machin D, Bryant TN, Gardner MJ (2000). Statistics with confidence. BMJ Books, London.


Survival Analysis

Peto R. et al. Design and analysis of randomised trial requiring prolonged observation of each patient. Analysis and examples. British Journal of Cancer 1977; 35: 1-39

Christensen E. Multivariate survival analysis using Cox's regression model. Hepatology 1987; 7: 1346-1358

Collett D (1994). Modelling survival data in medical research. Chapman and Hall.

Machin D, Parmar MKP (1995). Survival Analysis - a practical approach. Wiley.

Kalbfleisch JD, Prentice RL (1980). The statistical analysis of failure time data. Wiley *


Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Chalmers I, Altman DG (eds.) (1995). Systematic Reviews. British Medical Journal, London.

Egger M, Davey Smith G, Altman DG (2001). Systematic Reviews in Health Care: meta-analysis in context. BMJ Books, London. (see also Systematic Reviews in Health Care)

Deeks JJ, Glanville J, Sheldon T (1996). Undertaking Systematic Reviews of Research on Effectiveness - CRD guidelines for those carrying out or commissioning reviews. NHS centre for reviews and dissemination. University of York. Available on the web http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/report4.htm

Mulrow CD, Oxman AD, (eds.) (1994). Cochrane Collaboration Handbook [updated September 1997] In: The Cochrane Library [database on disk and CDROM]. The Cochrane Collaboration, Oxford, Update software.

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