Industrial Psychiatry Journal

STATISTICS WITHOUT TEARS
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64--69

Probability, clinical decision making and hypothesis testing


A Banerjee, SL Jadhav, JS Bhawalkar 
 Department of Community Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune - 411018, India

Correspondence Address:
A Banerjee
Department of Community Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune - 411 018
India

Few clinicians grasp the true concept of probability expressed in the «SQ»P value.«SQ» For most, a statistically significant P value is the end of the search for truth. In fact, the opposite is the case. The present paper attempts to put the P value in proper perspective by explaining different types of probabilities, their role in clinical decision making, medical research and hypothesis testing.


How to cite this article:
Banerjee A, Jadhav S L, Bhawalkar J S. Probability, clinical decision making and hypothesis testing.Ind Psychiatry J 2009;18:64-69


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Banerjee A, Jadhav S L, Bhawalkar J S. Probability, clinical decision making and hypothesis testing. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2009 [cited 2019 Oct 14 ];18:64-69
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