TWiV 169: Epidemiology causes conclusions (p<0.05)

February 5, 2012

Snow cholera mapHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson DespommierRich ConditAlan Dove, and Michael Walsh

Michael and the TWiV team review epidemiology basics, including fatality ratios.

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  • Marcia Morrison

    Best TWIV so far! I would love to hear more about epidemiology, feels like this barely scratched the surface. Loved the discussion about how to read or “unpack” a study. Thanks for an interesting listen.