Statistical Methods in Medical Research

Statistical Methods in Medical Research

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The explanation and implementation of statistical methods for the medical researcher or statistician remains an integral part of modern medical research. This book explains the use of experimental and analytical biostatistics systems. Its accessible style allows it to be used by the non-mathematician as a fundamental component of successful research. Since the third edition, there have been many developments in statistical techniques. The fourth edition provides the medical statistician with an accessible guide to these techniques and to reflect the extent of their usage in medical research. The new edition takes a much more comprehensive approach to its subject. There has been a radical reorganization of the text to improve the continuity and cohesion of the presentation and to extend the scope by covering many new ideas now being introduced into the analysis of medical research data. The authors have tried to maintain the modest level of mathematical exposition that characterized the earlier editions, essentially confining the mathematics to the statement of algebraic formulae rather than pursuing mathematical proofs. Received the Highly Commended Certificate in the Public Health Category of the 2002 BMA Books more

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  • Other digital | 832 pages
  • 176 x 253 x 43mm | 1,734g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Hoboken, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0470773669
  • 9780470773666

Review quote

On the fourth edition: '...this breakthrough revision of a truly excellent: comprehensive, informative, able to be read at a variety of levels by a variety of readers, modern and insightful.' Statistics in Medicine, Volume 22, 2003 '...this is a volume which could usefully, and perhaps should, be read from cover to cover by anyone embarking on the study of medical statistics. For those already working in the area, it should at least be on their bookshelves.' Short Book Reviews, Volume 22, Number 2, August 2002 '...each edition has improved and expanded considerably on the last, keeping pace with the ever-changing field of medical statistics...' eMJA Bookroom, 2002 On previous editions: '...this is an excellent book...I strongly recommend this book...' International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, December 1997 '...this classical beauty has aged well.' International Statistical Institute, April 1996 '...readers who...use statistical analysis...must buy this third edition' Australian-New Zealand Journal of Surgery, Spring 1995 '...the standard text for professional medical statisticians.' Aslib Book Guide, November 1994show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The Scope of Statistics. Chapter 2 Describing Data. Chapter 3 Probability. Chapter 4 Analysing Means and Proportions. Chapter 5 Analysing Variances, Counts and Other Measures. Chapter 6 Bayesian Methods. Chapter 7 Regression and Correlation. Chapter 8 Comparison of Several Groups. Chapter 9 Experimental Design. Chapter 10 Analysing Non-Normal Data. Chapter 11 Modelling Continous Data. Chapter 12 Further Regresson Models for a Continuous Response. Chapter 13 Multivariate Methods. Chapter 14 Modelling Categorical Data. Chapter 15 Empirical Methods for Categrorical Data. Chapter 16 Further Bayesian Methods. Chapter 17 Survival Analysis. Chapter 18 Clinical Trials. Chapter 19 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology. Chapter 20 Laboratory Assaysshow more