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Vinod H Srihari, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
I have a confession to make. Despite participating in evidence-based practice seminars for the past 6 years, I have intermittently worried that I will run into a statistical “pot-hole.” In Calcutta, where I grew up, this term was loosely applied to anything from a small depression in the road to a vast pit that could severely damage your car, especially when underestimated. So even while I teach and believe that one does not need advanced statistical knowledge to be a critical consumer of the medical literature, I worry about blind spots in my statistical literacy: pot-holes.
The Statistics workbook is a good place to start with such …