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Title:
Biostatistics for dummies
Author:
Pezzullo, John C., author.
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Publication Information:
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, 2013.

©2013.
Physical Description:
xviii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Biostatisticans are charged with binding answers to some of the world's most pressing health questions. This guide covers the relevant topics you'd encounter in a biostatistics course, and provides plain-English explanations of important concepts.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- About This Book -- Conventions Used in This Book -- What You're Not to Read -- Foolish Assumptions -- How This Book Is Organized -- Icons Used in This Book -- Where to Go from Here --

Part I: Beginning with Biostatistics Basics. Chapter 1: Biostatistics 101 -- Chapter 2: Overcoming Mathophobia: Reading and Understanding Mathematical Expressions -- Chapter 3: Getting Statistical: A Short Review of Basic Statistics -- Chapter 4: Counting on Statistical Software -- Chapter 5: Conducting Clinical Research -- Chapter 6: Looking at Clinical Trials and Drug Development --

Part II: Getting Down and Dirty with Data. Chapter 7: Getting Your Data into the Computer -- Chapter 8: Summarizing and Graphing Your Data -- Chapter 9: Aiming for Accuracy and Precision -- Chapter 10: Having Confidence in Your Results -- Chapter 11: Fuzzy In Equals Fuzzy Out: Pushing Imprecision through a Formula --

Part III: Comparing Groups. Chapter 12: Comparing Average Values between Groups -- Chapter 13: Comparing Porportions and Analyzing Cross-Tabulations -- Chapter 14: Taking a Closer Look at Fourfold Tables -- Chapter 15: Analyzing Incidence and Prevalence Rates in Epidemiologic Data -- Chapter 16: Feeling Noninferior (Or Equivalent) --

Part IV: Looking for Relationships with Correlation and Regression. Chapter 17: Introducing Correlation and Regression -- Chapter 18: Getting Straight Talk on Straight-Line Regression -- Chapter 19: More of a Good Thing: Multiple Regression -- Chapter 20: A Yes-or-No Proposition: Logistic Regression -- Chapter 21: Other Useful Kinds of Regression --

Part V: Analyzing Survival Data. Chapter 22: Summarizing and Graphing Survival Data -- Chapter 23: Comparing Survival Times -- Chapter 24: Survival Regression --

Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 25: Ten Distributions Worth Knowing -- Chapter 26: Ten Easy Ways to Estimate How Many Subjects You Need -- Index.
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ISBN:
9781118553985
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Book

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