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Biostatistics : A Guide to Design, Analysis and Discovery

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Biostatistics, Second Edition, is a user-friendly guide on biostatistics, which 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. This updated edition contains over 40% new material with modern real-life examples, exercises, and references, including new chapters on Logistic Regression, Analysis of Survey Data, and Study Designs.

The book is recommended for students in the health sciences, public health professionals, and practitioners.
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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 182.9 x 261.6 x 33mm | 1,247.39g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0123694922
  • 9780123694928
  • 1,251,666

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
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About Mike Hernandez

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 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and is a co-author of: Biostatistics: A Guide to Design, Analysis, and Discovery 2nd ed.
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