Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking / Edition 2

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Overview


Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of Intuitive Biostatistics retains and refines the core perspectives of the previous edition: a focus on how to interpret statistical results rather than on how to analyze data, minimal use of equations, and a detailed review of assumptions and common mistakes. Intuitive Biostatistics, Completely Revised Second Edition, provides a clear introduction to statistics for undergraduate and graduate students and also serves as a statistics refresher for working scientists.
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"The second edition of Intuitive Biostatistics is a substantial improvement. I am particularly impressed by the chapters on multiple comparisons. This is increasingly important for such molecular trickery as gene expression chips, which produce a very large number of possible comparisons. Individual comparisons and even a Bonferroni correction are often inadequate. Motulsky deals with a newer method, false discovery rate (FDR), in a clear, understandable way. I'll be recommending the new edition with even greater enthusiasm."--James F. Crow, University of Wisconsin

"This splendid book meets a major need in public health, medicine, and biomedical research training--a user-friendly biostatistics text for non-mathematicians that clearly explains how to make sense of statistical results and how to avoid being confused by statistical nonsense. You may enjoy statistics for the first time!"--Gilbert S. Omenn, Professor of Medicine, Genetics, Public Health, and Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, University of Michigan

"I wish everyone involved in medical and pharmaceutical research would read Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking. There is very little about cookbook techniques in this book; instead it concentrates on the underlying assumptions, and just why some inferences are valid and some are not. It's not easy going, but statistical inference isn't an easy subject. Alas, now that computers have made it easy to do the cookbook work to compile all kinds of statistical numbers, many think that the subject is easy, and computers can do all the work. Intuitive Biostatistics will disabuse them of that error. The book uses many examples from pharmacology research. Recommended." --Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199730063
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/20/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 508
  • Sales rank: 214,068
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Previously held faculty position in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of California San Diego. Currently, founder of GraphPad Software, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Preface

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