Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D in Bioastatistics, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Bioastatistics, Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

2 Ph.D in Epidemiology, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Bioastatistics,Regional Knowledge Hub, and WHO Collaborating Centre for HIV Surveillance, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medi

3 DVM/MPH, Researcher, Research Center for Scocial Determinants of Health, Institute for Futures Studies for Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran


  Background & Objective: The main purpose of medical researches is to answer a research question or to solve a problem to promote the health of a society The first objective is to answer the research question correctly with minimal errors The second objective is the publication of the results in order to generalize them to a population and use in a wider dimension To achieve these objectives using biostatistics is necessary Despite the importance of biostatistics in medical research researchers have limited understanding of it or due to its complications they refrain from its use Statistics help the researcher in different levels of research including writing a proposal and interpretation of other papers Moreover biostatisticians and epidemiologists also play a very important role in the preparation of manuscripts for publication The present article has eloquently described the most important statistical tests in medical research with applied examples


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