Medical Statistics at a Glance / Edition 3

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Overview

Medical Statistics at a Glance is a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for this complex subject. The self-contained chapters explain the underlying concepts of medical statistics and provide a guide to the most commonly used statistical procedures.

This new edition of Medical Statistics at a Glance:

  • Presents key facts accompanied by clear and informative tables and diagrams
  • Focuses on illustrative examples which show statistics in action, with an emphasis on the interpretation of computer data analysis rather than complex hand calculations
  • Includes extensive cross-referencing, a comprehensive glossary of terms and flow-charts to make it easier to choose appropriate tests
  • Now provides the learning objectives for each chapter
  • Includes a new chapter on Developing Prognostic Scores
  • Includes new or expanded material on study management, multi-centre studies, sequential trials, bias and different methods to remove confounding in observational studies, multiple comparisons, ROC curves and checking assumptions in a logistic regression analysis
  • The companion website at www.medstatsaag.com contains supplementary material including an extensive reference list and multiple choice questions (MCQs) with interactive answers for self-assessment.

Medical Statistics at a Glance will appeal to all medical students, junior doctors and researchers in biomedical and pharmaceutical disciplines.

Reviews of the previous editions

"The more familiar I have become with this book, the more I appreciate the clear presentation and unthreatening prose. It is now a valuable companion to my formal statistics course."
–International Journal of Epidemiology

"I heartily recommend it, especially to first years, but it's equally appropriate for an intercalated BSc or Postgraduate research. If statistics give you headaches - buy it. If statistics are all you think about - buy it."
–GKT Gazette

"...I unreservedly recommend this book to all medical students, especially those that dislike reading reams of text. This is one book that will not sit on your shelf collecting dust once you have graduated and will also function as a reference book."
–4th Year Medical Student, Barts and the London Chronicle, Spring 2003

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Overall, Medical Statistics at a Glance is very useful to students who are aiming to learn basic medical statistics concepts. Clinicians and statistics students can keep a copy of this book as a quick initial reference. This book is highly recommended as an excellent Medical Statistics guide." (Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, August 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405180511
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/3/2009
  • Series: At a Glance Series , #29
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 833,574
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Aviva Petrie, Head of Biostatistics Unit and Senior Lecturer, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London; Honorary Lecturer in Medical Statistics, Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Caroline Sabin, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Learning objectives

Handling data

1 Types of data

2 Data entry

3 Error checking and outliers

4 Displaying data graphically

5 Describing data: the ‘average’

6 Describing data: the ‘spread’

7 Theoretical distributions: the Normal distribution

8 Theoretical distributions: other distributions

9 Transformations

Sampling and Estimation

10 Sampling and sampling distributions

11 Confidence intervals

Study Design

12 Study design I

13 Study design II

14 Clinical trials

15 Cohort studies

16 Case–control studies

Hypothesis Testing

17 Hypothesis testing

18 Errors in hypothesis testing

Basic techniques for analysing data

Numerical Data

19 Numerical data: a single group

20 Numerical data: two related groups

21 Numerical data: two unrelated groups

22 Numerical data: more than two groups

Categorical Data

23 Categorical data: a single proportion

24 Categorical data: two proportions

25 Categorical data: more than two categories

Regression and Correlation

26 Correlation 67

27 The theory of linear regression

28 Performing a linear regression analysis

29 Multiple linear regression

30 Binary outcomes and logistic regression

31 Rates and Poisson regression

32 Generalized linear models

33 Explanatory variables in statistical models

Important Considerations

34 Bias and confounding

35 Checking assumptions

36 Sample size calculations

37 Presenting results

Additional Chapters

38 Diagnostic tools

39 Assessing agreement

40 Evidence-based medicine

41 Methods for clustered data

42 Regression methods for clustered data

43 Systematic reviews and meta-analysis

44 Survival analysis

45 Bayesian methods

46 Developing prognostic scores

Appendices

A Statistical tables

B Altman’s nomogram for sample size calculations

C Typical computer output

D Glossary of terms

Index

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