Statistics with Confidence. Confidence Intervals and Statistical Guidelines. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2221597
  • Book
  • 254 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Statistics with Confidence is a widely acclaimed classic introduction to confidence intervals. The second edition, with contributions from leading medical statisticians, has been thoroughly revised and expanded.

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.

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Contributors viii

Source of Contents ix

Introduction xiDouglas G. Altman, David Machin, Trevor N. Bryant


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


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


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

Index 233

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"The great value of this book is that it presents, in an easily understood form, the methods which will be needed in most situations" – Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

"...this is a superb book, full of useful information.

...The book is logically organized into 18 short, highly readable chapters. 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

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