Biostatistics: Experimental Design and Statistical Inference

Hardcover | February 1, 1993

byJames F. Zolman

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This textbook takes a unique approach to explaining and demonstrating how to use and interpret statistics for the physiological, medical, and life sciences. The first third of the book presents an integrated overview and introduction to experimental design and statistical inference. The restof the book provides an extensively cross-referenced set of 100 brief critiques of sample case studies embodying all the most common statistical errors or design problems found in the biological literature. These specific cases are effective for teaching the principles of biostatistics. The examplesare drawn primarily from biomedicine, yet the book is also valuable to psychologists, social scientists, environmental scientists, ecologists, and any discipline employing statistics.

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This textbook takes a unique approach to explaining and demonstrating how to use and interpret statistics for the physiological, medical, and life sciences. The first third of the book presents an integrated overview and introduction to experimental design and statistical inference. The restof the book provides an extensively cross-ref...

James F. Zolman is at University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 6.38 × 9.49 × 1.14 inPublished:February 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195078101

ISBN - 13:9780195078107

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Experimental Design1. The Anatomy of an Experiment2. The Anatomy of a Scientific Paper3. Evaluation of a Scientific Article4. Experimental DesignSection 2: Statistical Inference, Analysis of Variance and Post-Hoc Analysis5. Statistical Inference6. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)7. Post-Hoc AnalysisSection 3: Statistical Tests8. Parametric Tests9. Special ANOVA Designs and Analyses10. Popular Post-Hoc Multiple Comparison Tests11. Nonparametric Tests12. Selection of Statistical TestsSection 4: Research Design Problems and Their CritiquesResearch Design Problem: Sample

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"Here is a book for experimental biologists who design and interpret their own experiments as well as critically evaluate articles and papers in their field....Has some good features. There is much to be learned from the research design problems....The figures, tables, and flow charts in thefirst part of the book are helpful and great for reference....The intended audience of experimental biologists will gain much from this book." --Journal of the American Statistical Association