New chapters include:
- diagnostic studies.
- clinical trials and meta analyses.
- confidence intervals and sample sizes.
The Windows computer software (CIA) in the accompanying disk enables confidence intervals to be calculated using the methods described in the book. This comprehensive collection of methods includes some that are not readily available elsewhere.
Featuring methods for using confidence intervals, illustrative worked examples and helpful checklists this is a truly practical guide for clinical readers to a fundamental aspect of medical statistics.
Source of Contents ix
Introduction xiDouglas G. Altman, David Machin, Trevor N. Bryant
PART I: ESTIMATION AND CONFIDENCE INTERVALS
1 Estimating with Confidence 3Martin J. Gardner, Douglas G. Altman
2 Confidence Intervals in Practice 6Douglas G. Altman
3 Confidence Intervals Rather Than P Values 15Marin J. Gardner, Douglas G. Altman
4 Means and Their Differences 28Douglas G. Altman, Martin J. Gardner
5 Medians and Their Differences 36Michael J. Campbell, Martin J. Gardner
6 Proportions and Their Differences 45Robert G. Newcombe, Douglas G. Altman
7 Epidemiological Studies 57Julie A Morris, Martin J. Gardner
8 Regression and Correlation 73Douglas G. Altman, Martin J. Gardner
9 Time to Event Studies 93David Machin, Martin J. Gardner
10 Diagnostic Tests 105Douglas G. Altman
11 Clinical Trials and Meta–Analyses 120Douglas G. Altman
12 Confidence Intervals and Sample Sizes 139Leslie E. Daly
13 Special Topics 153Michael J. Campbell, Leslie E. Daly, David Machin
PART II: STATISTICAL GUIDELINES AND CHECKLISTS
14 Statistical Guidelines for Contributors to Medical Journals 171Douglas G. Altman, Sheila M. Gore, Martin J. Gardner, Stuart J. Pocock
15 Statistical Checklists 191Martin J. Gardner, David Machin, Michael J. Campbell, Douglas G. Altman
PART III. NOTATION, SOFTWARE, AND TABLES
16 Notation 205Douglas G. Altman
17 Computer Software for Calculating Confidence Intervals (CIA) 208Trevor N. Bryant
18 Tables for the Calculation of Confidence Intervals 214Martin J. Gardner
"...this is a superb book, full of useful information.
...The book is logically organized into 18 short, highly readable chapters.
...as a teaching tool, it is invaluable...this book is a handy reference to have on one′s bookshelf with nearly all confidence interval formulae organized in one place.
...In summary, Statistics with Confidence and the CIA software are resources that every biostatistician could benefit from."
TSHS, pp. 4–5