Introductory statistics books
- Medical Statistics at a Glance: Petrie A and Sabin C.
Published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing 2009.
- An introduction to medical statistics (fourth edition): Martin Bland.
Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2015.
- Essential Medical Statistics (second edition): Betty Kirkwood and Jonathan Sterne. Published by Oxford University Press 2003.
Statistics notes in the BMJ
Online tools to illustrate/explore statistical ideas
UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education
(Great one stop resource for R, SAS, SPSS, Stata):
Dr Mark Lunt’s STATA course (ARUK Centre for Epidemiology, Manchester, UK)
Excellent open Access STATA course Beginners/Intermediate levels, followed by guide on multiple imputation, Propensity Scores and STATA software.
Online support videos
SPSS Youtube channels: Andy Field (to accompany his book)
Stata Youtube channels: https://www.youtube.com/user/statacorp
Missing Data/ Statistical Modeling Resources
A game for some light relief:
Official R website
Official website of the R project, with general information, R tutorials, downloads, etc.
Comprehensive R Archive Network website
Direct access to the latest version of R (for Windows, Mac or Linux) as well as the most recent updates for R-related software.
More than a simply graphical interface, R commander facilitates the use of R, from data importation to complex data representation. This website includes information on downloads, instructions and plugins.
Like R commander, R studio provides a “friendly” which makes easier the use of R using a set of tools under a simple console.
R for Epidemiology
Some resources from Harvard School of Public Health
Tutorials, manuals and more
Official R manuals
General and specific R manuals developed by the R Developmental Core.
An Introduction to R for Epidemiologists
Brief description of the functions and packages of R for epidemiological research (by C. DiMaggio, from NY University)
Applied Epidemiology Using R
An open access book covering most of the aspects of working with R for Epidemiology (by T.J. Aragón, from the University of California).
The R Journal
Periodical journal on new packages, applications and other areas of interest for R users and developers.
Other useful resources for R (All levels)
http://ggplot2.org/ (plotting package in R)
Personal webpages of Hadley Wickham
(creator of some of the best R packages for data processing, Chief Scientist at RStudio)