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Basic statistics and epidemiology : a practical guide

Author: Antony Stewart
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Radcliffe Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This straightforward primer in basic statistics emphasises its practical use in epidemiology and public health, providing an understanding of essential topics such as study design, data analysis and statistical methods used in the execution of medical research.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Stewart
ISBN: 9781846191961 1846191963
OCLC Number: 78989638
Description: iv, 168 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: What are statistics? * Populations and samples * Random sampling * Presenting data * Frequencies, percentages, proportions and rates * Types of data * Mean, median and mode * Centiles * Standard deviation * Standard error * Normal distribution * Confidence intervals * Probability * Hypothesis tests and P-values * The t-test * Parametric and non-parametric tests * Correlation and regression * Chi-squared * Statistical power and sample size * What is epidemiology? * Bias and confounding * Measuring disease frequency * Measuring association in epidemiology * Prevalence studies * Questionnaires * Cohort studies * Randomised controlled trials * Screening
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