Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials

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PMPH USA (BC Decker), 2008 - Medical - 393 pages
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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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I keep a copy of this book in my office to loan out to students who are reviewing for biostatistics exams, and colleagues who feel the need to brush up on their biostats. The book definitely does ... Read full review

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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?! 

Contents

SECTION
1
R A P DETECTORS
63
THE SECOND
69
R A P DETECTORS
128
THE THIRD REGRESSION AND CORRELATION 13 Simple Regression and Correlation
132
Multiple Regression
143
Logistic Regression
159
Advanced Topics in Regression and ANOVA
167
Path Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling
210
R A P DETECTORS
229
THE FOURTH NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS 21 Tests of Significance for Categorical Frequency Data
235
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

Measuring Change
177
Hierarchical Linear Models
186
Principal Components and Factor Analysis
194
THE FIFTH REPRISE
296
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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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