Evaluating Drug Literature: A Statistical Approach / Edition 1by Richard L. Slaughter, David J. Edwards
Pub. Date: 05/08/2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Important new textbook gives students of pharmacy a one-stop resource to develop the necessary skills to find, read, understand, and evaluate drug literature. Epidemiological and mathematical concepts are explained clearly and concisely with real examples, not hypothetical case studies. Key concepts correlation and regression analysis, survival curve analysis, medical informatics, research process and experimental design are presented clearly and made relevant to the pharmacy arena.
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Table of ContentsChapter 1: Introduction to Drug Literature.Chapter 2: Searching Drug Literature. Chapter 3: The Publication Process. Chapter 4: Classification of Study Design: Observational Research. Chapter 5: Study Design: Experimental Research. Chapter 6: Data Measurement, Description, and Presentation. Chapter 7: Concepts in Inferential Statistics: Distributions, Confidence Intervals, and Hypothesis Testing. Chapter 8: Evaluating Statistical Results: Parametric Tests. Chapter 9: Evaluating Statistical Results: Nonparametric Tests. Chapter 10: Evaluating Statistical Results: Correlation, Regression, Survival Life Analysis. Chapter 11: Critical Appraisal of Meta-Analysis. Chapter 12: Evaluating Pharmacoeconomic Literature. Chapter 13: Managing Uncertainty in Decision Analysis with Sensitivity Analysis. Chapter 14: Ethical Concerns in Drug Research and Literature Evaluation. Chapter 15: The Future of Drug Information and the Internet. Answer Key. (and more...)
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This book is a great resource for students who need statistics written in 'layman' terms. The definitions and examples are easy to understand. I highly recommend this book.