Biostatistics for the Health Sciences

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-04
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This book provides a solid foundation in introductory biostatistics with up-to-date methods, lucid explanations, and a modern approach.Explains commonly used biostatistical methods, such as odds and risk ratios, and Fisher's exact test, in a clear and thorough manner. Introduces equivalence testing in a variety of research settings. Presents nonparametric methods in a modern light, couched in the broader context of permutation-based methods. Provides real-world data with case studies consisting of synopses of published research. Provides step-by-step solutions to exercises, along with pertinent equations used in obtaining the solution and page numbers of relevant discussions.For health science students and professionals who need to increase their understanding of biostatistics.

Author Biography

Clifford (Cliff) Blair is Professor Emeritus and former interim chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. He has also held faculty positions in the Colleges of Medicine and Education at the same university. He was coordinator of Measurement and Research at The Johns Hopkins University. He is author or co-author of 70 articles appearing in refereed journals of which 44 appeared in statistics or statistics related journals, 21 in medical research journals (including The New England Journal of Medicine), and five in other research oriented journals. He has authored two book chapters. He received the Public Health Student Association Distinguished Teacher Award in the academic year 1995-1996 and again in 1998-1999. He also received the University of South Florida Teaching Incentive Program Outstanding Teacher Award in 1996-1997. His research earned him the Distinguished Researcher Award, presented by the Florida Educational Research Association in 1986.


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Table of Contents

Foundations of biostatisticsp. 1
Descriptive methodsp. 9
Probabilityp. 51
Introduction to inference and one sample methodsp. 75
Paired samples methodsp. 159
Two independent samples methodsp. 215
Multi-sample methodsp. 263
The assessment of relationshipsp. 295
Linear regressionp. 319
Methods based on the permutation principlep. 343
Normal curve tablep. 415
Critical values of student's distributionp. 421
Critical values of the F distributionp. 427
Critical values of the chi-square distributionp. 447
Critical values of q for Tukey's HSD testp. 449
Critical values of the rank correlation coefficientp. 453
Critical values for Wilcoxon's signed-ranks testp. 457
Critical values for Wilcoxon's rank-sum testp. 461
Critical values for the Kruskal-Wallis testp. 463
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