Statistical Research Methods

A Guide for Non-Statisticians

  • Roy Sabo
  • Edward Boone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Roy Sabo, Edward Boone
    Pages 1-12
  3. Roy Sabo, Edward Boone
    Pages 13-35
  4. Roy Sabo, Edward Boone
    Pages 37-57
  5. Roy Sabo, Edward Boone
    Pages 59-78
  6. Roy Sabo, Edward Boone
    Pages 79-99
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    Pages 101-120
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    Pages 121-145
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    Pages 147-165
  10. Roy Sabo, Edward Boone
    Pages 167-180
  11. Roy Sabo, Edward Boone
    Pages 181-209
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 211-214

About this book


This textbook will help graduate students in non-statistics disciplines, advanced undergraduate researchers, and research faculty in the health sciences to learn, use and communicate results from many commonly used statistical methods. The material covered, and the manner in which it is presented, describe the entire data analysis process from hypothesis generation to writing the results in a manuscript. Chapters cover, among other topics: one and two-sample proportions, multi-category data, one and two-sample means, analysis of variance, and regression. Throughout the text, the authors explain statistical procedures and concepts using a non-statistical language. This accessible approach is complete with real-world examples and sample write-ups for the Methods and Results sections of scholarly papers. The text also allows for the concurrent use of the programming language R, which is an open-source program created, maintained and updated by the statistical community. R is freely available and easy to download.


Biostatistics Health care statistics Non-Statisticians Research Methods Statistical Inference Statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • Roy Sabo
    • 1
  • Edward Boone
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiostatisticsVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Statistical Sciences & ORVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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