Basic & Clinical Biostatistics: Fourth Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 15, 2004 - Medical - 416 pages
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The ideal way to develop sound judgment about data applicable to clinical care

  • First choice of students, educators, and practitioners
  • A thorough, meaningful, and interesting presentation of biostatistics
  • Helps students become informed users and consumers of biostatistics

Learn to evaluate and apply statistics in medicine, medical research, and all health-related fields.

  • Emphasis on the basics of biostatistics and epidemiology and the clinical applications in evidence-based medicine and decision-making methods
  • NEW chapter on survey research
  • Expanded discussion of logistic regression, the Cox model, and other multivariate statistical methods
  • Key Concepts in each chapter pinpoint essential information
  • Presenting Problems drawn from studies in the medical literature that illustrate the various statistical methods
  • Downloadable NCSS statistical software, procedures, and data sets from the presenting problems
  • End-of-chapter exercises
  • Multiple-choice final practice exam
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Medical Research
1
2 Study Designs in Medical Research
7
3 Summarizing Data Presenting Data in Tables Graphs
23
4 Probability Related Topics for Making Inferences About Data
61
5 Research Questions About One Group
93
6 Research Questions About Two Separate or Independent Groups
134
7 Research Questions About Means in Three or More Groups
162
8 Research Questions About Relationships Among Variables
190
11 Survey Research
280
12 Methods of EvidenceBased Medicine and Decision Analysis
302
13 Reading the Medical Literature
332
Tables
362
Answers to Exercises
372
Flowcharts for Relating Research Questions to Statistical Methods
398
Glossary
403
References
415

9 Analyzing Research Questions About Survival
221
10 Statistical Methods for Multiple Variables
245
Index
423
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About the author (2004)

Beth Dawson, PhD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Robert G. Trapp, MD, Springfield, IL

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