# Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials

PMPH USA (BC Decker), 2008 - Medical - 393 pages
This book translates biostatistics in the health sciences literature with clarity and irreverence. Students and practitioners alike applaud Biostatistics as the practical guide that exposes them to every statistical test they may encounter, with careful conceptual explanations and a minimum of algebra. This is the third edition.

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This is a great text, that is actually fun to read. Not sure what that other reviewer is complaining about - this book keeps things lively while explaining the concepts better than any other book I've seen. As the blurb says, clarity and irreverence. How many textbooks can you say that about?!

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The book sucks big time. It is filled with Unnecessary jokes and unexplained formulas and stuff. had really hard time following it

### Contents

 SECTION THE FIRST THE NATURE OF DATA AND STATISTICS 1 The Basics 2 Looking at the Data 7 Describing the Data with Numbers 19 The Normal Distribution 31 Probability 37 Elements of Statistical Inference 46 R A P DETECTORS 63
 Logistic Regression 159 Advanced Topics in Regression and ANOVA 167 Measuring Change 177 Hierarchical Linear Models 186 Principal Components and Factor Analysis 194 Path Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling 210 R A P DETECTORS 229 SECTION NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS 236

 SECTION ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE THE SECOND 69 Comparing Two Groups 70 More than Two Groups 75 OneWay ANOVA 77 Factorial ANOVA 90 Two Repeated Observations 101 RepeatedMeasures ANOVA 107 Multivariate ANOVA MANOVA 117 R A P DETECTORS 128 SECTION THE THIRD REGRESSION AND CORRELATION 131 Simple Regression and Correlation 132 Multiple Regression 143
 THE FOURTH 240 Tests of Significance for Categorical Frequency Data 241 Measures of Association for Categorical Data 253 Tests of Significance for Ranked Data 260 Measures of Association for Ranked Data 268 LifeTable Survival Analysis 274 R A P DETECTORS 290 THE FIFTH REPRISE 295 Screwups Oddballs and Other Vagaries of Science 302 Putting It All Together 313 Getting Started with SPSS 320 Copyright

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### About the author (2008)

Geoffrey Norman PhD Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatics McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario

David Streiner PhD Assistant Vice President, Research Director Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit Baycreat Centre of Geriatric Care Professor, Department of Psychiatry University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario