Computer Program to Assist the Selection of an Appropriate Statistical Method in Medical Studies
A step of most importance in planning of a medical study is represented by the appropriate selection of a statistical method in order to evaluate the obtained results. The valability of the conclusions of the study depends on this choice. The number of possible medical studies, and the number of all applicable statistical methods is very large. But in the majority of quoted cases in medical literature a limited number of statistical methods are used. Choosing the adequate method is a difficult problem especially for those who are at the beginning of their research career. To address this situation we realized a program which can help researchers to chose the appropriate statistical method for their studies based on the type of the study, the type of the variables, the size of the samples followed, the normality and variance of data in certain cases. Everyone who have access to the Internet and have a simple browser can access this application.