Think Like a Biostatistics Analyst: a Step-by-Step Study Guide

Think Like a Biostatistics Analyst: a Step-by-Step Study Guide

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Think Like a Biostatistics Analyst: A Step-by-Step Study Guide provides a glimpse into the life of a statistical analyst, which is informative for individuals thinking of statistics as a career choice. The book explores strategies to make learning more effective, enhance workflow, and more efficiently and effectively maximize learning, which translates into better quality of assignments, reports, or presentations. The book begins by describing how an analyst thinks about projects, which parallels how readers should approach doing homework assignments, presentations, and studying for exams. Introduces how to create an analysis structure, problem identification, the necessity of good data management, and the effective summarization of data that provides them with a better conceptualization of a daily routine of a biostatistician.
* Offers a step-by-step approach to solving problems using both formulae and the statistical software Stata that can be easily aligned with the content presented in Biostatistics: A Guide to Design, Analysis, and Discovery, Second Edition* Provides a statistical analyst's approach to problem solving* Enriches the usability of the existing companion website of the book Biostatistics: A Guide to Design, Analysis, and Discovery, Second Edition, making the acquisition of data less of a task for students and allowing them to focus more attention on building their statistical software skills* Introduces how to create an analysis structure, problem identification, the necessity of good data management, and the effective summarization of data that provides them with a better conceptualization of a daily routine of a biostatistician
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 190.5 x 234.95 x 18mm | 450g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128031271
  • 9780128031278

Table of contents

I: Introduction: A day in the life of a statistical analyst.
II: Examining Data and Numbers
III: Learning from Data with Descriptive Methods
IV: Understanding ideas related to Probability
V: Using Probability Distributions
VI: Developing Study Designs - Dissecting a Protocol
VII: Interval Estimation and Hypothesis Testing
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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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