Statistics for dental researchers; part 1: Introduction

Document Type: Letter to Editor

Authors

1 Associate Professor, Kerman Dental and Oral Diseases Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Research Center for Modeling in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

Learning statistics is a necessity for dental researchers. Due to daily dental science expansion, dental researchers have to study new papers in recent dental journals to remain up to date. On the other hand, knowing principles of statistics helps better understanding of the articles. Some authors revealed that knowledge of dentists about basic topics of statistics was poor. Therefore, in this series of articles, we will discuss some statistical topics as self-learning tool.

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