Published 1997, 188 pp, 102 figures
Richard Jones and Brian Payne
Designed for laboratory workers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals. This is not a detailed statistical manual; it is more like a road map to lead you from the starting point - defining the question - through collection, validation and analysis, using statistical software, to final interpretation. The first chapter describes different types of data and the statistical analyses that can be applied to them. Subsequent chapters discuss inaccuracy, imprecision, detection limits, analytical goals, aspects of analytical methods, how to obtain and use data for diagnosis and monitoring and study design, analysis and reporting in medical research. The authors use equations and symbols sparingly, but the liberal use of diagrams makes the book clear and easy to use.