Basic biostatistics in medicine and epidemiology
Background; Definitions of populations and samples; Measures of location and dispersion; Data presentation; The normal distribution; Mechanics of conducting medical investigations; Design of experiments; Preparing a study protocol; Designing a questionnaire; Coding of data; Introduction to demography in medicine; Procedures for hypothesis testing; Standard error of the mean; Hypothesis-testing concepts; Z and t test - Comparing two or more groups; Percentages and the binomial distribution; Chi square; Correlation and regression; Nonparametric techniques; Rates; ratios; and standardization; Relative risk and measures of strength of associaion; Survival curves; Bibliography; Appendix; Index.
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Definitions of Populations and Samples
Measures of Location and Dispersion
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