Medical statistics: a textbook for the health sciences

By: Machin, David
Contributor(s): Campbell, Michael J | Walters, Stephen J
Publisher: New Delhi Wiley-India Pvt. Ltd. 2007Edition: 4th edDescription: xi, 331 p.ISBN: 9788126538386Subject(s): Medical statistics | Medicine | Statistical methods | ResearchDDC classification: 610.727 Summary: It provides students and practitioners with a clear, readable introduction to the statistics they will come across in their regular reading of clinical papers. References to real examples and published papers are used throughout as part of the teaching element of the book. The book is mainly be for "users" of research rather than "doers" of research. The book and revised chapters will retain its use as part of a teaching course on medical statistics. http://www.wileyindia.com/medical-statistics-a-textbook-for-the-health-sciences-4th-ed.html
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Table of contents

1. Uses and abuses of medical statistics.
2. Describing and displaying categorical data.
3. Describing and displaying quantitative data.
4. Probability and decision making.
5. Distributions.
6. Populations, samples, standard errors and confidence intervals.
7. p-values and statistical inference.
8. Tests for comparing two groups of categorical or continuous data.
9. Correlation and linear regression.
10. Survival analysis.
11. Reliability and methods comparison studies.
12. Observational studies.
13. The randomised controlled trial.
14. Sample size issues.
15. Common pitfalls.

It provides students and practitioners with a clear, readable introduction to the statistics they will come across in their regular reading of clinical papers. References to real examples and published papers are used throughout as part of the teaching element of the book. The book is mainly be for "users" of research rather than "doers" of research. The book and revised chapters will retain its use as part of a teaching course on medical statistics.


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