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Medical statistics from scratch : an introduction for health professionals

Author: David Bowers
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text takes on an informal style to appeal to the reader whose first interest is probably not medical statistics. It looks at the most important procedures for the analysis of data, from the calculation of simple proportions to a variety of statistical tests.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bowers
ISBN: 9780470513019 0470513012
OCLC Number: 174094356
Description: x, 284 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Some fundamental stuff --
First things first : the nature of data --
Describing data with tables --
Describing data with charts --
Describing data from its distributional shape --
Describing data with numeric summary values --
Doing it right first time : designing a study --
From samples to populations : making inferences --
Chance would be a fine thing - probability, risk and odds --
Estimating the value of a single population parameter --
Estimating the differences between two population parameters --
Estimating the ratio of two population parameters --
Testing hypotheses about the difference between two population parameters --
Testing hypotheses about the ratio of two population parameters --
Testing hypotheses about the equality of two or more proportions --
Measuring the association between two variables --
Measuring the agreement between two variables --
Straight-line models - linear regression --
Curvy models - logistic regression --
Measuring survival --
Systematic review and meta-analysis.
Responsibility: David Bowers.
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Responding to the need for elementary textbooks in the area of medical statistics, Medical Statistics from Scratch, Second Edition takes on an informal style to appeal to the reader whose first  Read more...

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A"Students of medical statistics will find the book a trusty companion.A" (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, November 2008)

 
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