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About this book
About this book
Today, mathematics, biology, medicine, and statistics are closing the interdisciplinary gap in an unprecedented way and many of the important unanswered questions now emerge at the interface of these disciplines. Now in its Second Edition, this user-friendly guide on biostatistics focuses on the proper use and interpretation of statistical methods.
This textbook does not require extensive background in mathematics, making it user-friendly for all students in the public health sciences field. Instead of highlighting derivations of formulas, the authors provide rationales for the formulas, allowing students to grasp a better understanding of the link between biology and statistics. The material on life tables and survival analysis allows students to better understand the recent literature in the health field, particularly in the study of chronic disease treatment.
1. Introduction, 2. Data and Numbers, 3. Descriptive Tools, 4. Probability and Life Tables, 5. Probability Distributions, 6. Study Designs, 7. Interval Estimation, 8. Test of Hypotheses, 9. Test of Hypotheses Based on the Normal Distribution, 10. Nonparametric Tests, 11. Analysis of Categorical Data, 12. Analysis of Survival Data, 13. Analysis of Variance, 14. Linear Regression, 15. Logistic Regression, 16. Analysis of Survey Data, Appendix A. Statistical Tables, Appendix B. Selected Governmental Biostatistical Data, Appendix C. Solutions to Selected Exercises
502 pages, diagrams, tables
This book succeeds in all aspects: It is clearly written, it has excellent coverage of the fundamentals of statistical methodology...and it is informative through its novel statistical presentation... - Journal of the American Statistical Association