Basic Biostatistics: Statistics for Public Health Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Jan 29, 2014 - Education - 664 pages
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Basic Biostatistics Is A Concise, Introductory Text That Covers Biostatistical Principles And Focuses On The Common Types Of Data Encountered In Public Health And Biomedical Fields. The Text Puts Equal Emphasis On Exploratory And Confirmatory Statistical Methods. Sampling, Exploratory Data Analysis, Estimation, Hypothesis Testing, And Power And Precision Are Covered Through Detailed, Illustrative Examples. The Book Is Organized Into Three Parts: Part I Addresses Basic Concepts And Techniques; Part II Covers Analytic Techniques For Quantitative Response Variables; And Part III Covers Techniques For Categorical Responses. The Second Edition Offers Many New Exercises As Well As An All New Chapter On "Poisson Random Variables And The Analysis Of Rates." With Language, Examples, And Exercises That Are Accessible To Students With Modest Mathematical Backgrounds, This Is The Perfect Introductory Biostatistics Text For Undergraduates And Graduates In Various Fields Of Public Health. Features: Illustrative, Relevant Examples And Exercises Incorporated Throughout The Book. Answers To Odd-Numbered Exercises Provided In The Back Of The Book. (Instructors May Requests Answers To Even-Numbered Exercises From The Publisher. Chapters Are Intentionally Brief And Limited In Scope To Allow For Flexibility In The Order Of Coverage. Equal Attention Is Given To Manual Calculations As Well As The Use Of Statistical Software Such As Statable, SPSS, And Winpepi. Comprehensive Companion Website With Student And Instructor's Resources.

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About the author (2014)

B. Burt ("Bud") Gerstman has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Comparative Pathology from the University of California, Davis, a MPH in Epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University. He teaches courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health statistics at San Jose State University in Northern California. Before coming to SJSU in 1990, he was a Fellow of the National Institutes of Health - U.S. Public Health Service Epidemiology Training Program and a member of the faculty at the Graduate School at National Institutes of Health. He has won numerous awards and is widely published. His most recent project was the development and publication of an epidemiology textbook and he is currently at work on a text on data analysis.

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