Regression Methods in Biostatistics: Linear, Logistic, Survival, and Repeated Measures Models / Edition 2

Regression Methods in Biostatistics: Linear, Logistic, Survival, and Repeated Measures Models / Edition 2

by Eric Vittinghoff, David V. Glidden, Stephen C. Shiboski, Charles E. McCulloch
     
 

ISBN-10: 1461413524

ISBN-13: 9781461413523

Pub. Date: 09/01/2011

Publisher: Springer New York

This new book provides a unified, in-depth, readable introduction to the multipredictor regression methods most widely used in biostatistics: linear models for continuous outcomes, logistic models for binary outcomes, the Cox model for right-censored survival times, repeated-measures models for longitudinal and hierarchical outcomes, and generalized linear

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This new book provides a unified, in-depth, readable introduction to the multipredictor regression methods most widely used in biostatistics: linear models for continuous outcomes, logistic models for binary outcomes, the Cox model for right-censored survival times, repeated-measures models for longitudinal and hierarchical outcomes, and generalized linear models for counts and other outcomes.

Treating these topics together takes advantage of all they have in common. The authors point out the many-shared elements in the methods they present for selecting, estimating, checking, and interpreting each of these models. They also show that these regression methods deal with confounding, mediation, and interaction of causal effects in essentially the same way.

The examples, analyzed using Stata, are drawn from the biomedical context but generalize to other areas of application. While a first course in statistics is assumed, a chapter reviewing basic statistical methods is included. Some advanced topics are covered but the presentation remains intuitive. A brief introduction to regression analysis of complex surveys and notes for further reading are provided.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461413523
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Statistics for Biology and Health Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2012
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
704,878
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Exploratory and Descriptive Methods.- Basic Statistical Methods.- Linear Regression.- Logistic Regression.- Survival Analysis.- Repeated Measures Analysis.- Generalized Linear Models.- Strengthening Casual Inference.- Predictor Selection.- Complex Surveys.- Summary.

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