Crash Course Evidence-Based Medicine: Reading and Writing by Amit Kaura

By Amit Kaura

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We must always define two mutually exclusive hypotheses: • Null hypothesis (H0): there is no difference/ association between the two variables in the population. • Alternative hypothesis (HA): there is a difference/ association between the two variables in the population. • For example, we may test the null hypothesis that there is no association between an exposure and outcome. • In 1988 the Physicians’ Health Study research group reported the results of a 5-year trial to determine whether taking aspirin reduces the risk of a heart attack.

The modal group is the one associated with the largest frequency. In other words, it is the group with the largest peak when the frequency distribution is displayed using a histogram (Fig. 9). 99 kg. 89 • If there is more than one mode (or peak), the distribution is either bimodal (for two peaks) or multimodal (for more than two peaks). The median • The median is the middle value when the data are arranged in ascending order of size, starting with the lowest value and ending with the highest value.

Specify the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis. 2. Collect the data and determine what statistical test is appropriate for data analysis. 3. Perform the statistical test to compute the P-value 4. Use the P-value to make a decision in favour of the null or alternative hypothesis. CHOOSING A SAMPLE The basic principle of statistics is simple: Using limited amounts of data (your ‘sample’), we wish to make the strongest possible conclusions about the wider population. For these conclusions to be valid, we must consider the precision and accuracy of the analyses.

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