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From The CriticsReviewer: Santosh Krishna, PhD, EdS, MBA(Saint Louis University School of Public Health)
Description: The content of this book truly reflects its title. With the help of examples and exercises, the author presents statistical concepts in fairly simple language and in a format that will make it especially appealing to a clinician.
Purpose: The purpose is to make clinicians familiar with the statistical concepts so that they can not only understand the published scientific literature, but also communicate with biostatisticians when working on designing studies and/or interpreting the results. As new issues come up, are dealt with, and are investigated, clinicians need to stay abreast of all the new statistical concepts and methods that they come across in the published literature. This book helps them do that. The newly added material and expanded chapters help achieve these objectives.
Audience: All clinicians will find this book useful, whether they are students, residents, or practitioners. It would be particularly helpful to clinicians who do not have the time or interest in getting comprehensive training in biostatistics, yet need to understand and use these concepts in their professional careers.
Features: The book covers the basic statistics concepts as they relate to the field of medicine. Particularly useful are the illustrations and examples, exercises along with their answers, appendixes, and use of real data. Formulas are explained clearly, in a step-by-step fashion.
Assessment: "This is one of the few books that presents hard to understand statistical concepts applied to real-world medical data in a relatively simple manner. The second edition expands on the first and includes more advanced topics as well as more current concepts. "