This chapter is written in order to give students general summary of basic statistical methods, techniques, indicators and procedures. However emphasis is on the application of those that are frequently used in biomedical research. Statistics is science about data, but data that represent numbers with their context. Therefore, in this chapter the topics of population, samples, types of variables, descriptive statistics and statistical inference will be briefly covered. At the end, correlation and regression analysis will be briefly presented. The aim of this chapter is to give a very short overview of the main principles; techniques and procedures that should be used in order to obtain and understand analyzed biomedical data.
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