Medical Statistics from Scratch: An Introduction for Health Professionals / Edition 2

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Overview

The second edition of this highly successful, user-friendly book, continues to provide an excellent foundation in statistics for the uninitiated, making it ideal for both students and professionals in health care and medicine who may be either approaching the subject for the first time, or who want to refresh their understanding of any one of a number of statistical concepts and applications. As with the first edition, the informal and light-hearted style, and the author's avoidance of too much mathematics, makes the material very accessible.
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"Students of medical statistics will find the book a trusty companion." (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, November 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470513019
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/14/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 667,600
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bowers, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, UK.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. I Some Fundamental Stuff
1 First Things First: the Nature of Data 3
Pt. II Describing Data
2 Describing Data with Tables 13
3 Describing Data with Charts 21
4 Describing Data from Its Distributional Shape 35
5 Describing Data with Numeric Summary Values 41
Pt. III Getting the Data
6 Doing It Right First Time: Designing a Study 61
Pt. IV From Little to Large: Statistical Inference
7 From Samples to Populations: Making Inferences 81
8 Probability, Risk, and Odds 84
Pt. V The Informed Guess: Confidence Interval Estimation
9 Estimating the Value of a Single Population Parameter 97
10 Estimating the Difference between Two Population Parameters 105
11 Estimating the Ratio of Two Population Parameters 117
Pt. VI Putting it to the Test
12 Testing Hypotheses about the Difference Between Two Population Parameters 124
13 Testing Hypotheses about the Ratio of Two Population Parameters 138
14 Testing Hypotheses about the Equality of Population Proportions 142
Pt. VII Getting Up Close
15 Measuring the Association between Two Variables 153
16 Measuring the Agreement between Two Variables 163
Pt. VIII Getting into a Relationship
17 Straight-line Models: Linear Regression 171
18 Curvy Models: Logistic Regression 187
App.: Table of Random Numbers 197
Bibliography 198
Index 201
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