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Dentistry: Statistics in Dentistry

GIS and Health Sciences

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is a computer based technology used to manipulate, analyze, and visualize digital geospatial data. GIS Library Services at the University Library provides access to geospatial data, as well as software, training and help in order to support research and teaching.

Our GIS librarian, Sarah Rutley, has put together a useful guide to GIS resources in the health sciences.  Worth exploring!

 

Understanding Statistics in Dental Research

Here's a good introduction to the topic:

Smeeton, N. C., and Taylor & Francis, Vendor. Dental Statistics Made Easy. Third ed. 2017. Online.

This series of journal articles was published by the British Dental Journal  to  "enable dentists to interpret published results, to keep pace with ever-accelerating change and to successfully negotiate a pathway through the minefield of statistical jargon".

Moles, D. (2002). Further statistics in dentistry: IntroductionBritish Dental Journal, 193(7), 375-375. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4801569

Petrie, A., Bulman, J. S., & Osborn, J. F. (2002f). Further statistics in dentistry: Part 1: Research designs 1Br Dent J, 193(7), 377-380. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4801570

Petrie, A., Bulman, J. S., & Osborn, J. F. (2002b). Further statistics in dentistry. Part 2: Research designs 2Br Dent J, 193(8), 435-440. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4801591

Petrie, A., Bulman, J. S., & Osborn, J. F. (2002c). Further statistics in dentistry. Part 3: Clinical trials 1Br Dent J, 193(9), 495-498. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4801608

Petrie, A., Bulman, J. S., & Osborn, J. F. (2002d). Further statistics in dentistry. Part 4: Clinical trials 2Br Dent J, 193(10), 557-561. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4801627

Petrie, A., Bulman, J. S., & Osborn, J. F. (2002a). Further statistics in dentistry, Part 5: Diagnostic tests for oral conditionsBr Dent J, 193(11), 621-625. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4801644

Petrie, A., Bulman, J. S., & Osborn, J. F. (2002e). Further statistics in dentistry. Part 6: Multiple linear regressionBr Dent J, 193(12), 675-682. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4801659

Petrie, A., Bulman, J. S., & Osborn, J. F. (2003b). Further statistics in dentistry. Part 7: repeated measuresBr Dent J, 194(1), 17-21. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4802405

Petrie, A., Bulman, J. S., & Osborn, J. F. (2003a). Further statistics in dentistry Part 8: Systematic reviews and meta-analysesBr Dent J, 194(2), 73-78. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4809877

Petrie, A., Bulman, J. S., & Osborn, J. F. (2003c). Further statistics in dentistry. Part 9: Bayesian statisticsBr Dent J, 194(3), 129-134. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4809892

Osborn, J. F., Bulman, J. S., & Petrie, A. (2003). Further statistics in dentistry. Part 10: Sherlock Holmes, evidence and evidence-based dentistryBr Dent J, 194(4), 189-195. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4809907

Another useful reference....

This book  is a series of short reviews that explain statistics and methods used in health sciences research.

Edward H. Livingston, Roger J., and McGraw-Hill Medical. JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods. 4th ed. 2020. McGraw-Hill's JAMAevidence. Web.

Canadian Statistics and Data Sets