Biostatistics: A Guide To Design, Analysis And Discovery

Hardcover | December 14, 2006

byRonald N. Forthofer, Eun Sul Lee, Mike Hernandez

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Today, mathematics, biology, medicine, and statistics are closing the interdisciplinary gap in an unprecedented way and many of the important unanswered questions now emerge at the interface of these disciplines. Now in its Second Edition, this user-friendly guide on biostatistics focuses on the proper use and interpretation of statistical methods. This textbook does not require extensive background in mathematics, making it user-friendly for all students in the public health sciences field. Instead of highlighting derivations of formulas, the authors provide rationales for the formulas, allowing students to grasp a better understanding of the link between biology and statistics. The material on life tables and survival analysis allows students to better understand the recent literature in the health field, particularly in the study of chronic disease treatment. Biostatistics now includes a companion website to demonstrate the different applications of computer packages for performing the various analyses presented in this text. * Includes access to a companion website with further examples and a full explanation of computer packages * Over 40% new material with modern real-life examples, exercises and references * New chapters on Logistic Regression; Analysis of Survey Data; and Study Designs* Introduces strategies for analyzing complex sample survey data* Written in a conversational style more accessible to students with real data

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Today, mathematics, biology, medicine, and statistics are closing the interdisciplinary gap in an unprecedented way and many of the important unanswered questions now emerge at the interface of these disciplines. Now in its Second Edition, this user-friendly guide on biostatistics focuses on the proper use and interpretation of statist...

Mike Hernandez has been working as a statistical analyst in the Department of Biostatistics at the MD Anderson Cancer Center for over 10 years. Working in a large medical center, he has developed an expertise in doing collaborative research spanning several disciplines from health disparities to clinical trials. He has coauthored over ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:502 pages, 10.25 × 7.25 × 0.98 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123694922

ISBN - 13:9780123694928

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, 2. Data and Numbers, 3. Descriptive Tools, 4. Probability and Life Tables, 5. Probability Distributions, 6. Study Designs, 7. Interval Estimation, 8. Test of Hypotheses, 9. Test of Hypotheses Based on the Normal Distribution, 10. Nonparametric Tests, 11. Analysis of Categorical Data, 12. Analysis of Survival Data, 13. Analysis of Variance, 14. Linear Regression, 15. Logistic Regression, 16. Analysis of Survey Data, Appendix A. Statistical Tables, Appendix B. Selected Governmental Biostatistical Data, Appendix C. Solutions to Selected Exercises

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"This book succeeds in all aspects: It is clearly written, it has excellent coverage of the fundamentals of statistical methodology...and it is informative through its novel statistical presentation...." - Journal of the American Statistical Association