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## Details

Material Type: | Biography |
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Document Type: | Book |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Mitchell H Katz; Cambridge University Press. |

ISBN: | 9780521826754 0521826756 9780521534079 0521534070 |

OCLC Number: | 1043019066 |

Description: | XII, 188 stron : ilustracje ; 25 cm. |

Contents: | Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Designing a study; 3. Data management; 4. Univariate statistics; 5. Bivariate statistics; 6. Multivariable statistics; 7. Sample size calculation; 8. Diagnostic and prognostic studies; 9. Limitations of statistics; 10. Special topics; 11. Writing up the study for publication; 12. Conclusion; Index. |

Responsibility: | Mitchell H. Katz. |

## Reviews

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'This is not a textbook of statistics. Neither is it accurate to say that it is a mere step-by-step 'how-to' guide. Rather it falls comfortably between the two extremes combining intelligent insight and practical know-how illustrated by plenty of 'real' examples taken from fully referenced published studies. ... this book is very well laid out in the sense that it helps the reader to find exactly what is needed with ease. Thus, it is very easy to delve into this book and find what is the right test one needs and with the information provided, be confident of how and why that test is appropriate. ... One striking feature of this book is how 'un-mathematical' it appears. It is not a book abounding in statistical equations. Instead, where equations are presented they are worded rather than expressed in the standard (and for some off-putting) algebraic form. This and the explanations that ensue, seek to spark the reader's interest rather than encumber him or her with calculations. In these days when statistical software packages tend to obfuscate as readily as the produce output and when a greater appreciation of what statistics is really about is needed, this book is a particularly welcome aid to those who want to understand what they are doing.' Journal of Biosocial Science "...Include a wealth of practical advice and could serve as a valuable addition to the statistical training of doctors." Robert W. Hayden, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics "The book starts at the beginning of research itself, with advice on selecting a research question and comparisons of different study types and designs.... Biostatisticians might want to keep [Katz's] books on hand to lend to colleagues..." Biometrics, March 2007 "The book succeeds in providing a comprehensive overview of the nuts and bolts of clinical research in a concise, readable package. The author presents information in a style that is light and enjoyable to read, and he excels at explaining tedious topics with a generous amount of appropriate anecdotes." American College of Physicians, 2007, Halcyon Skinner, PhD, MPH - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Public Health "Succeeds in providing a comprehensive overview of the nuts and bolts of clinical research in a concise, readable package." Annals of Internal Medicine "The exposition... is greatly enhanced by the author's choice of excellent examples demonstrating many of the methodologies, including relevant tables and figures, culled and referenced from the clinical literature... a useful introduction to a novice investigator, especially for those with little access to a biostatistician." Charles L. Liss, Merck Research Labs for The American Statistician "This book is full of excellent practical advice. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches statistics in the health sciences. They will find it most useful." Daniel W. Byrne, Vanderbuilt University for Teaching Statistics in Health Sciences Newsletter Read more...

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