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Introductory Biostatistics for the Health Sciences: Modern Applications Including Bootstrap (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)by Michael R. Chernick
Synopses & Reviews
A uniquely accessible overview of statistics for the medical industry
Statistics is a vital discipline with growing applications across many industries, especially the ever-evolving field of health care, where it plays an essential part in the design of new medical devices, the implementation and analysis of clinical trials, and various epidemiological studies. In todays modern age of computing, both statistical methodology and its applications are expanding as rapidly as the technology will allow, resulting in an upsurge of new developments and more effective methodologies.
Introductory Biostatistics for the Health Sciences: Modern Applications Including Bootstrap addresses the need for a book that presents a basic, accurate, and up-to-date overview of statistical methodology as it applies to todays health care industry. The authors, both professionals in the areas of medical consulting and epidemiological research, provide balanced coverage of the latest developments in the industry, liberally illustrated with real-world examples. Students and professionals will find this text helpful in several important ways:
A lucid writing style and numerous real-world examples add to the books appeal and value, and make a complex subject uniquely accessible to a diverse audience including medical personnel, public health trainees, as well as nursing and medical students.
Book News Annotation:
A textbook for an introductory course in statistical methods for undergraduate students in the health sciences who have had high school algebra but not necessarily calculus. A previous statistics course would be helpful but is not necessary. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Accessible to medicine- and/or public policy-related audiences, as well as most statisticians.
About the Author
MICHAEL R. CHERNICK, PhD, is the Assistant Director of Biostatistics at Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of Bootstrap Methods: A Practitioner?s Guide.
ROBERT FRIIS, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Science at California State University, Long Beach. He is senior author of Epidemiology for Public Health Practice and has published more than fifty papers related to epidemiology.
Table of Contents
What is Statistics? How is it Applied in the Health Sciences?
Defining Populations and Selecting Samples.
Systematic Organization and Display of Data.
The Normal Distribution.
Sampling Distributions for Means.
Estimating Population Means.
Tests of Hypotheses.
Inferences Regarding Proportions.
Categorical Data and Chi-Square Tests.
Correlation, Linear Regression, and Logistic Regression.
One-Way Analysis of Variance.
Analysis of Survival Times.
Software Packages for Statistical Analysis.
Appendix A. Percentage Points, F-Distribution (α = 0.05).
Appendix B. Studentized Range Statistics.
Appendix C. Quantiles of the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test Statistic.
Appendix D. X2 Distribution.
Appendix E. Table of the Standard Normal Distribution.
Appendix F. Percentage Points, Student's t Distribution.
Appendix G. Answers to Selected Exercises.
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