Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2013
  • Publisher: WILEY JOHN & SONS INC

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This 10th edition of Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences should appeal to the same audience for which the first nine editions were written: advanced undergraduate students, beginning graduate students, and health professionals in need of a reference book on statistical methodology. Like its predecessors, this edition requires few mathematical prerequisites. Only reasonable proficiency in algebra is required for an understanding of the concepts and methods underlying the calculations. The emphasis continues to be on an intuitive understanding of principles rather than an understanding based on mathematical sophistication. For most of the statistical techniques covered in this edition, we discuss the capabilities of one or more software packages (MINITAB, SAS, SPSS, and NCSS) that may be used to perform the calculations needed for their application. Resulting screen displays are also shown.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Biostatistics

Chapter 2: Descriptive Statistics

Chapter 3: Some Basic Probability Concepts

Chapter 4: Probability Distributions

Chapter 5: Some Important Sampling Distributions

Chapter 6: Estimation

Chapter 7: Hypothesis Testing

Chapter 8: Analysis of Variance

Chapter 9: Simple Linear Regression and Correlation

Chapter 10: Multiple Regression and Correlation

Chapter 11: Regression Analysis: Some Additional Techniques

Chapter 12: The Chi-Square Distribution and the Analysis of Frequencies

Chapter 13: Nonparametric and Distribution-Free Statistics

Chapter 14: Survival Analysis

Chapter 15: Vital Statistics *Online Only*


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