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Introductory Biostatistics for the Health Sciences. Modern Applications Including Bootstrap. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2172726
  • Book
  • April 2003
  • 424 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Accessible to medicine- and/or public policy-related audiences, as well as most statisticians.

Emphasis on outliers is discussed by way of detection and treatment.

Resampling statistics software is incorporated throughout.

Motivating applications are presented in light of honest theory.

Plentiful exercises are sprinkled throughout.
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Preface.

What is Statistics? How is it Applied in the Health Sciences?

Defining Populations and Selecting Samples.

Systematic Organization and Display of Data.

Summary Statistics.

Basic Probability.

The Normal Distribution.

Sampling Distributions for Means.

Estimating Population Means.

Tests of Hypotheses.

Inferences Regarding Proportions.

Categorical Data and Chi-Square Tests.

Correlation, Linear Regression, and Logistic Regression.

One-Way Analysis of Variance.

Nonparametric Methods.

Analysis of Survival Times.

Software Packages for Statistical Analysis.

Postscript.

Appendix A. Percentage Points, F-Distribution (alpha = 0.05).

Appendix B. Studentized Range Statistics.

Appendix C. Quantiles of the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test Statistic.

Appendix D. X^2 Distribution.

Appendix E. Table of the Standard Normal Distribution.

Appendix F. Percentage Points, Student's t Distribution.

Appendix G. Answers to Selected Exercises.

Index.
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Michael R. Chernick Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Princeton,New Jersey, USA.

Robert H. Friis California State University, Long Beach, California, USA.
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