Health and Numbers: Basic Biostatistical Methods

Health and Numbers: Basic Biostatistical Methods

by Chap T. Le, James R. Boen
     
 

User-friendly in its presentation, this concise text avoids dry language and complex formulas which can be intimidating. Illustrates the application of statistics by using examples drawn from published biomedical and epidemiological literature. Provides students with the tools to apply and interpret fundamental statistics by using proportions, rates, continuous…  See more details below

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User-friendly in its presentation, this concise text avoids dry language and complex formulas which can be intimidating. Illustrates the application of statistics by using examples drawn from published biomedical and epidemiological literature. Provides students with the tools to apply and interpret fundamental statistics by using proportions, rates, continuous measurement, ratios, confidence estimation, probability models and basic hypothesis testing. Self-study questions and exercises at the end of each chapter are also included.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Edwin H. Chen, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This textbook is written by two professors after their many years of teaching introductory biostatistics. Their goal is to create a "fairly thin book which emphasizes a few basic principles rather than a jumble of facts."
Purpose: The purpose is to present introductory biostatistics topics.
Audience: The book is targeted at students in health-related disciplines who are required to take an introductory course in biostatistics.
Features: Some of the real-life examples presented in the book are very useful for interpreting results of statistical analyses.
Assessment: The book would require the instructor to clarify some unexplained facts and concepts. It may become more useful only after being tested in the classroom settings, revised, and cleared from typographical errors.
3 Stars from Doody
Edwin H. Chen
This textbook is written by two professors after their many years of teaching introductory biostatistics. Their goal is to create a ""fairly thin book which emphasizes a few basic principles rather than a jumble of facts."" The purpose is to present introductory biostatistics topics. The book is targeted at students in health-related disciplines who are required to take an introductory course in biostatistics. Some of the real-life examples presented in the book are very useful for interpreting results of statistical analyses. The book would require the instructor to clarify some unexplained facts and concepts. It may become more useful only after being tested in the classroom settings, revised, and cleared from typographical errors.
Booknews
A non-technical introduction to statistical analysis for students in such areas as nursing, pharmacy, and public health with no background or particular interest in high level mathematics. Explains such concepts as proportions, continuous measurements, probability, and data plots. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471012481
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.55(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.63(d)

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