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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Samit Bhatheja, MD, MPH (East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine)
Description: This book on the basic principles of biostatistics concentrates on the types of data sets commonly used in public health and biomedical research, including sampling, data analysis, estimation, hypothesis testing, power calculation, and precision. The author is renowned in epidemiology and biostatistics.
Purpose: The purpose is not only to introduce the basic concepts of biostatistics, but also to make biostatistics easy to understand, even for students with modest mathematical backgrounds.
Audience: The intended audience includes public health students, medical students, health professionals, public health researchers, and biomedical researchers.
Features: The first part of the book explains the basic concepts and techniques in biostatistics (chapters 1-10). Then, it discusses various analytic techniques for quantitative responses (chapters 11-15). Part III (chapters 16-19) further describes techniques for categorical responses. The book uses illustrative examples, flow charts, and simple diagrams to help users quickly grasp the concepts and learn application. The book is supplemented with interactive practice exercises at a companion website. This book has been designed in a way that students with modest mathematical background can easily understand these concepts.
Assessment: This book provides an excellent understanding of basic concepts of biostatistics and their use as a tool for public health and biomedical research with easy to understand illustrative examples and interactive practice exercises. It is strongly recommended.