Medical Statistics: A Textbook for the Health Sciences / Edition 4 available in Paperback
Provides students and practitioners with a clear, conciseintroduction to the statistics they will come across in theirregular reading of clinical papers.Written by three experts with wide teaching and consultingexperience, Medical Statistics: A Textbook for the HealthSciences, Fourth Edition:
- Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics
- Covers all essential statistical methods
- Completely revised, updated and expanded
- Includes numerous examples and exercises on the interpretationof the statistics in papers published in medical journals
From the reviews of the previous edition:
"The book has several excellent features: it is written bystatisticians, is.... well presented, is well referenced.... and isshort." THE LANCET
"Many statisticians are concerned at the generally poorstandard of statistics in papers published in medical journals.Perhaps this could be remedied if more research workers would sparea few hours to read through Campbell and Machin's book."BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL
"... a simple, interesting and insightful introduction tomedical statistics... highlyrecommended." STATISTICAL METHODS IN MEDICALRESEARCH
"Campbell and Machin found the golden mean... this book canbe recommended for all students and all medicalresearchers." ISCB NEWSLETTER
About the Author
Michael J. Campbell. Professor of Medical Statistics,Institute of Primary Care and General Practice, University ofSheffield, UK
David Machin. Division of Clinical Trials andEpidemiological Sciences, National Cancer Center, Singapore
Stephen Walters. Senior Lecturer in MedicalStatistics, Sheffield Health Economics Group,ScHARR, University of Sheffield, UK
Table of Contents
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
1. Uses and abuses of medical statistics.
2. Describing and displaying categorical data.
3. Describing and displaying quantitative data.
4. Probability and decision making.
6. Populations, samples, standard errors and confidenceintervals.
7. p-values and statistical inference.
8. Tests for comparing two groups of categorical or continuousdata.
9. Correlation and linear regression.
10. Survival analysis.
11. Reliability and methods comparison studies.
12. Observational studies.
13. The randomised controlled trial.
14. Sample size issues.
15. Common pitfalls.
Solutions to exercises.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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