Synopses & Reviews
The explanation and implementation of statistical methods for the medical researcher or statistician remains an integral part of modern medical research. This book explains the use of experimental and analytical biostatistics systems. Its accessible style allows it to be used by the non-mathematician as a fundamental component of successful research.
Since the third edition, there have been many developments in statistical techniques. The fourth edition provides the medical statistician with an accessible guide to these techniques and to reflect the extent of their usage in medical research.
The new edition takes a much more comprehensive approach to its subject. There has been a radical reorganization of the text to improve the continuity and cohesion of the presentation and to extend the scope by covering many new ideas now being introduced into the analysis of medical research data. The authors have tried to maintain the modest level of mathematical exposition that characterized the earlier editions, essentially confining the mathematics to the statement of algebraic formulae rather than pursuing mathematical proofs.
Received the Highly Commended Certificate in the Public Health Category of the 2002 BMA Books Competition.
Review
On the fourth edition:
'...this breakthrough revision of a classic...is truly excellent: comprehensive, informative, able to be read at a variety of levels by a variety of readers, modern and insightful.'
Statistics in Medicine, Volume 22, 2003
'...this is a volume which could usefully, and perhaps should, be read from cover to cover by anyone embarking on the study of medical statistics. For those already working in the area, it should at least be on their bookshelves.'
Short Book Reviews, Volume 22, Number 2, August 2002
'...each edition has improved and expanded considerably on the last, keeping pace with the ever-changing field of medical statistics...'
eMJA Bookroom, 2002
On previous editions:
'...this is an excellent book...I strongly recommend this book...'
International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, December 1997
'...this classical beauty has aged well.'
International Statistical Institute, April 1996
'...readers who...use statistical analysis...must buy this third edition'
Australian-New Zealand Journal of Surgery, Spring 1995
'...the standard text for professional medical statisticians.'
Aslib Book Guide, November 1994
Review
"the one to turn to" Community Health Studies "outstanding,... has no rival and is cheap at the price" International Journal of Epidemiology "the strengths of the book are in the quality of the exposition and the extensive use of real examples" Colin Begg, Department of Biostatistics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, in Statistics in Medicine "Deserves a place on the desks of all medical researchers who are involved in, or need to assess, quantitative research" Dev Med Child Neurol
Synopsis
This popular book is recognised as a standard text for medical researchers and statisticians advising in medicine. Its first edition was reprinted six times. This new edition continues to cover basic principles, techniques of varying complexity, and applied statistical methods, and now contains a new chapter on statistical computation.
Description
Includes bibliographical references (p. 581-594) and index.
Table of Contents
The scope of statistics;.
Probability;.
Sampling;.
Statistical inference;.
Regression and correlation;.
The planning of statistical investigations;.
Comparison of several groups;.
Further experimental designs;.
Further analysis of straight-line data;.
Multiple measurements;.
Data editing;.
Further analysis of categorical data;.
Distribution-free methods;.
Survival analysis;.
Sequential methods;.
Statistical methods in epidemiology;.
Biological assay;.
Statistical computation