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What is a p-value anyway? 34 Stories to Help You Actually Understand Statistics by Andrew J. Vickers


Introduction to the fundamental principles of statistics, presenting the essential concepts in thirty-four brief stories. Drawing on his experience as a medical researcher, Vickers blends insightful explanations and humor, with minimal math, to help readers understand and interpret the statistics they read every day.

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We used this book as a source for my PCORI project on breast imaging in women with personal history of breast cancer. Our patient advisory board appreciated the resource as a background for statistical methods and research. However, the content is still a bit above general lay understanding. The book is probably best in target sections for reference and additional discussion for a lay audience.
Reviewed by: Wernli, Karen (Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute)
Average Rating: 4 / 5