Fundamentals of Biostatistics, Volume 1
This edition of Rosner's text stresses mastery of methods most often used in medical research, with specific reference to actual medical literature and actual medical research. The approach minimizes mathematical formulation, yet gives complete explanations of all important concepts. Every new concept is systematically developed through completely worked-out examples from current medical research problems. Computer output is used to illustrate concepts when appropriate. Also includes:
-- Survival data topics consolidated into an expanded chapter on person-time data
-- A modern chapter on Anova which immediately follows the chapter on two-sample inference. It includes the random-effects model in one-way Anova and leads into regression.
-- Two chapters on regression including discussion of dummy variables, variable selection procedures, transformations, and polynomial regression models
-- Modern material on inference for categorical data
-- A "Student's Solutions Manual" incorporated into the "Selected Answers" section at the end of the book (complete solutions to selected exercises)
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accept H0 ANOVA Answer Problem arithmetic mean assess assume baseline binomial distribution birthweight box plot breast cancer Cardiovascular Disease chi-square cholesterol cholesterol levels clinical column confidence interval contingency table data disk data in Example data in Table Data Set DEFINITION drug effect estriol exact p-value expected number expected value exposure Figure follows given in Table Hypertension hypothesis H0 hypothesis testing incidence rate interval estimate linear MAXFWT measure methods normal distribution number of events observed obtain odds ratio one-sample outliers p-value parameters patients percentile person-years placebo Poisson distribution population Pr(A Pr(B Pr(X probability proportion random variable referred regression line reject H0 rejection regions relationship risk factors sample mean score significance level smoking SOLUTION specific standard deviation standard error statistical significance subjects systolic blood pressure test procedure test statistic test the hypothesis treatment two-sample two-sided test underlying variance women