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Overview

Marcello Pagano and Kimberlee Gauvreau's PRINCIPLES OF BIOSTATISTICS, Second Edition is a concepts-based introduction to statistical procedures that prepares public health, medical, and life sciences students to conduct and evaluate research. With an engaging writing style and helpful graphics, the emphasis is on concepts over formulas or rote memorization. Throughout the book, the authors use practical, interesting examples with real data to bring the material to life.

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"I like the approach taken by these authors. The data examples are timely and fit well into a Public Health format...The statistical graphics are well handled in this text."
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Pagano (Harvard School of Public Health) and Gauvreau's (Harvard Medical School) concepts-based introduction to statistical procedures prepares health science students to conduct and evaluate research. It includes numerous exercises, probability tables, and examples employing real data. The included CD-ROM contains the datasets described in the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534229023
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/9/2000
  • Series: Statistics Series
  • Edition description: 2ND BK&CDR
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 291,141
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION Overview / Review Exercises / Bibliography 2. DATA PRESENTATION Types of Numerical Data / Tables / Graphs / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 3. NUMERICAL SUMMARY MEASURES Measures of Central Tendency / Measures of Dispersion / Grouped Data / Chebychev's Inequality / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 4. RATES AND STANDARDIZATION Rates / Standardization of Rates / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 5.LIFE TABLES Computation of the Life Table / Applications of the Life Table / Years of Potential Life Lost / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 6. PROBABILITY Operations on Events and Probability / Conditional Probability / Bayes'' Theorem / Diagnostic Tests / The Relative Risk and the Odds Ratio / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 7. THEORETICAL PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS Probability Distributions / The Binomial Distribution / The Poisson Distribution / The Normal Distribution / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 8. SAMPLING DISTRIBUTION OF THE MEAN Sampling Distributions / The Central Limit Theorem / Applications on the Central Limit Theorem / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 9. CONFIDENCE INTERVALS Two-Sided Confidence Intervals / One-Sided Confidence Intervals / Student's t Distribution / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 10. HYPOTHESIS TESTING General Concepts / Two-Sided Tests of Hypotheses / One-Sided Tests of Hypotheses / Types of Error / Power / Sample Size Estimation / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 11. COMPARISON OF TWO MEANS Paired Samples / Independent Samples / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 12. ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE One-Way Analysis of Variance / Multiple Comparisons Procedures / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 13. NONPARAMETRIC METHODS The Sign Test / The Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test / The Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test / Advantages and Disadvantages of Nonparametric Methods / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 14. INFERENCE ON PROPORTIONS Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution / Sampling Distribution of a Proportion / Confidence Intervals / Hypothesis Testing / Sample Size Estimation / Comparison of Two Proportions / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 15. CONTINGENCY TABLES The Chi-Square Test / McNemar's Test / The Odds Ratio / Berkson's Fallacy / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 16. MULTIPLE 2 × 2 TABLES Simpson's Paradox / The Mantel-Haenszel Method / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 17. CORRELATION The Two-Way Scatter Plot / Pearson's Correlation Coefficient / Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 18. SIMPLE LINEAR REGRESSION Regression Concepts / The Model / Evaluation of the Model / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 19. MULTIPLE REGRESSION The Model / Model Selection / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 20. LOGISTIC REGRESSION The Model / Multiple Logistic Regression / Indicator Variables / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 21. SURVIVAL ANALYSIS Life Table Method / Product-Limit Method / The Log-Rank Test / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography 22. SAMPLING THEORY Sampling Schemes / Sources of Bias / Further Applications / Review Exercises / Bibliography / APPENDIXES / A: TABLES / B: DATA SETS / INDEX

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2007

    Horrible

    I found this book completely horrible. It is hard to read, there are limited confusing samples and it it not worth the time and effort reading it, I am now confused as hell.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2001

    A Crime Has Been Committed.

    I am physician who recently was introduced to the arcane world of formal biostatistics for the first time in my professional life. The entrance to this adventure took the form of a reading of the Pagono tome 'Principles of Biostatistics'. If there is a crime attached to bad, opaque writing, then not only should the duo of Messr Pagono and Gauvreau be indicted, but they should be tried, sentenced, and hung in effigy. This is an egregiously poorly written and dense book consisting of large swaths of virtually unintelligable English. It probably presupposes a familarity of statistics, but even so, given the state of the art in statistical pedagogy, there is simply no excuse for this book making it to print. It is a put off for first time readers, does not compare favorably with its competitors, and lacks novelty, sublety or even a trace of humor. Its dense prose may provide economy for the benefit of ecomonic savvy readers, but to the average student of biostatistics, reading 'Principles of Biostatistics' is nothing but an excercise of frustration and futility. Certainly not worthy of any serious attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2010

    I don't know why anyone would use this text.

    There are many good biostats texts available. This is not one of them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2005

    easy to understand explanations

    I found this book to be easy to understand and a great complement to my intro Biostatistics course. It did not rely heavily on formulas but explained key concepts in words which was really helpful!

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