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Extremely popular, this student-friendly text presents the practical areas of statistics in terms of their relevance to medicine and the life sciences. Includes many illustrative examples and challenging problems that reinforce the author’s unique and intuitive approach to the subject. The new edition features a new two-color design, examples taken from current biomedical literature, and review questions within each chapter.

You'll start with the basics, including analysis of variance and the t test, then advance to a multiple comparison testing, contingency tables, regression, and more. Examples from the current literature illustrate key concepts throughout.
New:
* More on multiple comparison testing, including the Holm test
* Discussion of relative risks and odds ratios
* Updated examples from the literature

"...reviews the basic principles of biostatistics and demonstrates their usefulness in biomedical research and clinical decision making...the software now has a more graphical interface & performs over 15 analyses of your data

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071379465
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/5/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 489
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Biostatistics and clinical practice 1
2 How to summarize data 11
3 How to test for differences between groups 40
4 The special case of two groups : the t test 73
5 How to analyze rates and proportions 126
6 What does "not significant" really mean? 179
7 Confidence intervals 219
8 How to test for trends 253
9 Experiments when each subject receives more than one treatment 321
10 Alternatives to analysis of variance and the t test based on ranks 363
11 How to analyze survival data 413
12 What do the data really show? 444
App Power charts 472
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