Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials

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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
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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

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