Basic Statistics and Epidemiology: A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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- Taylor & Francis
Winner, Basis of Medicine category of the BMA Medical Book Awards 2011
This straightforward primer in basic statistics emphasizes its practical use in epidemiology and public health, providing understanding of essential topics such as study design, data analysis and statistical methods used in the execution of medical research. This new edition is substantially revised and includes entirely new material on statistical power and sample size.
Clearly worded and assuming no prior knowledge, it gives full step-by-step guidance on performing statistical calculations. It contains numerous examples and exercises with detailed answers to help readers grasp the main points of these complex subjects with ease, providing doctors, nurses, health managers, researchers and students with a concise and practical guide.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
What are statistics? Populations and samples. Random sampling. Presenting data. Frequencies, percentages, proportions and rates. Types of data. Mean, median and mode. Centiles. Standard deviation. Standard error. Normal distribution. Confidence intervals. Probability. Hypothesis tests and P-values. The t-test. Parametric and non-parametric tests. Correlation and linear regression. Analysis of variance. Correlation and regression. Chi-squared. Statistical power and sample size. What is epidemiology? Bias and confounding. Measuring disease frequency. Measuring association in epidemiology. Prevalence studies. Questionnaires. Cohort studies. Randomised controlled trials. Screening. Evidence-based healthcare.