Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences / Edition 1

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Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences is the result of collaboration between the author of the #1 statistics book in the country and an expert in the biological sciences field. The major objective of this book is to provide a thorough, yet engaging introduction to statistics for students and professors in the biological, life, and health sciences. This text reflects the important features of a modern introductory statistics course and includes an abundance of real data and biological applications, and a variety of pedagogical components to help students succeed in their study of biological statistics. MARKET: It is the ideal introduction to statistics for students and professors in the biological, life, and health sciences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321194367
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/25/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 141,542
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Statistics

1-1 Overview

1-2 Types of Data

1-3 Design of Experiments

2 Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data

2-1 Overview

2-2 Frequency Distributions

2-3 Visualizing Data

2-4 Measures of Center

2-5 Measures of Variation

2-6 Measures of Relative Standing

2-7 Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)

3 Probability

3-1 Overview

3-2 Fundamentals

3-3 Addition Rule

3-4 Multiplication Rule: Basics

3-5 Multiplication Rule: Conditional Probability

3-6 Relative Risk and Odds Ratio

3-7 Rates of Mortality, Fertility, and Morbidity

3-8 Counting Methods

4 Discrete Probability Distributions

4-1 Overview

4-2 Random Variables

4-3 Binomial Probability Distributions

4-4 Mean, Variance, and Standard Deviation for the Binomial Distribution

4-5 The Poisson Distribution

5 Normal Probability Distributions

5-1 Overview

5-2 The Standard Normal Distribution

5-3 Applications of Normal Distributions

5-4 Sampling Distributions and Estimators

5-5 The Central Limit Theorem

5-6 Normal Approximation to Binomial

5-7 Assessing Normality

6 Estimates and Sample Sizes with One Sample

6-1 Overview

6-2 Estimating a Population Proportion

6-3 Estimating a Population Mean: s Known

6-4 Estimating a Population Mean: s Not Known

6-5 Estimating a Population Variance

7 Hypothesis Testing with One Sample

7-1 Overview

7-2 Basics of Hypothesis Testing

7-3 Testing a Claim about a Proportion

7-4 Testing a Claim about a Mean: s Known

7-5 Testing a Claim about a Mean: s Not Known

7-6 Testing a Claim about Variation

8 Inferences from Two Samples

8-1 Overview

8-2 Two Proportions

8-3 Two Means: Independent Samples

8-4 Two Means: Matched Pairs

8-5 Odds Ratios

8-6 Variation in Two Samples

9 Correlation and Regression

9-1 Overview

9-2 Correlation

9-3 Regression

9-4 Variation and Prediction Intervals

9-5 Multiple Regression

10 Multinomial Experiments and Contingency Tables

10-1 Overview

10-2 Multinomial Experiments: Goodness-0f-Fit

10-3 Contingency Tables: Independence and Homogeneity

10-4 McNemar’s Test for Matched Pairs

11 Analysis of Variance

11-1 Overview

11-2 One-Way ANOVA

11-3 Two-Way ANOVA

12 Nonparametric Statistics

12-1 Overview

12-2 Sign Test

12-3 Wilcoxon Signed-Ranks Test for Matched Pairs

12-4 Wilcoxon Rank-Sum Test for Two Independent Samples

12-5 Kruskal-Wallis Test

12-6 Rank Correlation

13 Life Tables

13-1 Overview

13-2 Elements of a Life Table

13-3 Applications of Life Tables

Appendix A: Tables

Appendix B: Data Sets

Appendix C: Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises

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    Just a warning to those ordering this for a fall 2011 class. Description says that this "usually ships in 24 hours." I ordered it yesterday, Aug. 29, 2011, and I received notice that it will not ship until Sept. 20, 2011. Too late for me. Seems a lot of my math and science books are not readily available through B & N as I had hoped. I'll just have to suck up the cost and get it from the school bookstore. (Can't afford to wait 'til 9/20 and then get a notice that they were unable to procure a copy at all-that's happened to me too.)

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