## Biostatistics: The Bare EssentialsThis new edition of the book will be produced in two versions. The textbook will include a CD-Rom with two videotaped lectures by the authors. 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.
The new Free of calculations and jargon, Throughout the guide, you’ll find highlights of areas in which researchers misuse or misinterpret statistical tests. We have labeled these “C.R.A.P. Detectors” (Convoluted Reasoning and Anti-intellectual Pomposity), which help you to identify faulty methodology and misuse of statistics. |

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### Contents

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Elements of Statistical Inference | 46 |

CRAP DETECTORS | 63 |

ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE | 69 |

Principal Components and Factor Analysis Fooling Around with Factors | 194 |

Path Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling | 210 |

CRAP DETECTORS | 229 |

NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS | 233 |

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 |

Comparing Two Groups The tTest | 70 |

More than Two Groups OneWay ANOVA | 77 |

Factorial ANOVA | 90 |

Two Repeated Observations The Paired tTest and Alternatives | 101 |

RepeatedMeasures ANOVA | 107 |

Multivariate ANOVA MANOVA | 117 |

CRAP DETECTORS | 128 |

REGRESSION AND CORRELATION | 131 |

Simple Regression and Correlation | 132 |

Multiple Regression | 143 |

Logistic Regression | 159 |

Advanced Topics in Regression and ANOVA | 167 |

Measuring Change | 177 |

Analysis of Longitudinal Data Hierarchical Linear Modeling | 186 |

Survival Analysis | 274 |

CRAP DETECTORS | 290 |

REPRISE | 295 |

Equivalence and NonInferiority Testing | 296 |

Screwups Oddballs and Other Vagaries of Science Locating Outliers Handling Missing Data and Transformations | 302 |

Putting It All Together | 313 |

Getting Started with SPSS | 320 |

Being a Compendium of Questions and Answers | 331 |

Answers to Chapter Exercises | 336 |

References and Further Reading | 347 |

An Unabashed Glossary of Statistical Terms | 355 |

Appendix | 357 |

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