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Biostatistics: A Guide to Design, Analysis and Discovery. / Edition 2
     

Biostatistics: A Guide to Design, Analysis and Discovery. / Edition 2

by Ronald N. Forthofer, Eun Sul Lee, Mike Hernandez
 

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ISBN-10: 0123694922

ISBN-13: 9780123694928

Pub. Date: 12/11/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Biostatistics, Second Edition, is a user-friendly guide on biostatistics, which 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

Overview

Biostatistics, Second Edition, is a user-friendly guide on biostatistics, which 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. This updated edition contains over 40% new material with modern real-life examples, exercises, and references, including new chapters on Logistic Regression, Analysis of Survey Data, and Study Designs.

The book is recommended for students in the health sciences, public health professionals, and practitioners.

  • Over 40% new material with modern real-life examples, exercises and references
  • New chapters on Logistic Regression; Analysis of Survey Data; and Study Designs
  • Introduces strategies for analyzing complex sample survey data
  • Written in a conversational style more accessible to students with real data

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123694928
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/11/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

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

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