Practical Statistics for Medical Research

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CRC Press, Nov 22, 1990 - Mathematics - 624 pages
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Most medical researchers, whether clinical or non-clinical, receive some background in statistics as undergraduates. However, it is most often brief, a long time ago, and largely forgotten by the time it is needed. Furthermore, many introductory texts fall short of adequately explaining the underlying concepts of statistics, and often are divorced from the reality of conducting and assessing medical research.

Practical Statistics for Medical Research is a problem-based text for medical researchers, medical students, and others in the medical arena who need to use statistics but have no specialized mathematics background.

The author draws on twenty years of experience as a consulting medical statistician to provide clear explanations to key statistical concepts, with a firm emphasis on practical aspects of designing and analyzing medical research. The text gives special attention to the presentation and interpretation of results and the many real problems that arise in medical research.
 

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Contents

Types of data
8
Describing data
19
Theoretical distributions
48
Designing research
74
Using a computer
107
Preparing to analyse data
122
Principles of statistical analysis
152
Comparing groups continuous data
179
Analysis of survival times
365
Some common problems in medical research
396
Clinical trials
440
The medical literature
477
Appendix A Mathematical notation
505
Appendix B Statistical tables
514
Answers to exercises
546
References
575

Comparing groups categorical data
229
Relation between two continuous variables
277
Relation between several variables
325

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