I'm currently applying to graduate school for a career that will be greatly enhanced if I have a firm grasp of what constitutes an excellent, good, mediocre, bad, etc. experiment and results. The vast majority of the material I expect to analyze will be medical journal articles.
While I have taken the requisite courses to evaluate the articles (stats, ethics, probability, experimental design, etc.) I haven't had such a course in several years. I am curious if anyone knows of a thorough book; a sort of quick-reference guide that will help me sort out the chaff when a clear interpretation isn't possible (i.e. - studies with only a few dozen participants, studies that are not blind, studies where the results seem well interpreted but the design itself is questionable).
It doesn't need to be "How to Interpret p-Values 101", but something that would hopefully prevent me running to my old notes every time I forget what chi-squared represents in the context of an experiment.