Statistical Thinking : archive
Date : August 2012

Statistical Thinking: From Data to Action.

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Published on: August 2, 2012

This post has several learning objectives: To contrast Statistical Thinking with standard Statistical Method. To compare evidence based medicine with Improvement science. To provide an integral view of statistical thinking with Improvement science. To Explore the Theory of Measurement underlying improvement science. To highlight the informatics of improvement. To provide a conceptual understanding of the[…]

Ward No 101: Math Rehab.

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Published on: August 1, 2012

It is not uncommon for medical students to claim they chose a career in medicine because of their allergy for mathematics. While it is historically true that in the initial years statistics itself was considered a sub-specialty of Mathematics, it has outgrown its parent discipline and has established its own academic space. Today it will[…]

Central Limit Theorom.

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Published on: August 1, 2012

  Understanding sampling distributions   Let us first assume that we have access to a population that has a normal distribution. Imagine you take a sample of say size 10. You can calculate various descriptive statistics for this sample such mean , sd , median or variance etc. The sample size is 10 and number[…]

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