Primer of Biostatistics

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McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, 1997 - Biometry - 473 pages
Don't be afraid of biostatistics anymore! The new fourth edition of Primer of Biostatistics delivers this challenging topic in an easy-to-read, enjoyable format that assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. In no time, you'll understand test selection and be able to evaluate biomedical statistics critically and knowledgeably. You'll start with a review of the basics, including analysis of variance and the t test, then advance to a review of multiple comparison testing and hypothesis testing and estimation of treatment effects. Examples from the literature illustrate key concepts throughout. The fourth edition features new information on survival curves, more discussions of multiple comparison procedures, including the Tukey test, techniques for comparing regression lines, and the Bland-Altman test.

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Contents

How to Summarize Data
11
How to Make Estimates from a Limited Sample
21
Summary
29
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Stanton A. Glantz is Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Among his books are "The Cigarette Papers" (California, 1996), " Tobacco: Biology and Politics" (1999), and "Primer of Biostatistics" (1997). Edith D. Balbach is Director of the Community Health Program at Tufts University.

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