Another week, another Quora question.
What is an online resource for learning statistics needed for clinicians explained in a language that could be understood by doctors?
There are many biostatistics courses available on Coursera. Living in Baltimore, I’m biased towards JHU’s offerings. “Case-Based Introduction to Biostatistics” by Dr. Scott Zeger is a good one. If you prefer text to video, here are three good resources:
- An article: “A Review of Basic Biostatistics” by Kimberly Dukes and Lisa Sullivan (free PDF)
- A short book: “The Science of the Art of Medicine” by Dr. John Brush (free, iBooks only)
- A textbook: “Statistical Inference for Everyone” by Brian Blais (also free)
If I had to pick one, it would be Dr. Brush’s book. He is a cardiologist writing for other physicians in a language they can understand. Also, Richard Lehman recommended it, which is more than good enough for me.