Easy Interpretation of Biostatistics

1st Edition

The Vital Link to Applying Evidence in Medical Decisions

Author:

  • Gail Dawson
  • Key Features

    • Uses an easy-to-understand presentation and writing style to make the material easily accessible.
    • Places its emphasis on concepts, not formulas, for more clinical-based guidance.
    • Focuses on practical applications of biostatistics to medical practice to give you a better understanding of how and why research is conducted.
    • Presents concise but comprehensive coverage to create easily accessible yet complete information.
    • Provides examples, analogies, and memorization tips to make the material easier to absorb.

    Table of Contents

    PART I Learning the Basics

    Introduction to Part I

    1. Measures of Disease

    2. Mathematical Principles

    3. Populations

    4. Samples

    5. Invariably Variables

    6. Outcomes

    7. Probability

    8. Distributions

    9. The Normal Distribution

    PART II Understanding Inference

    Introduction to Part II

    10. Hypothesis Testing

    11. The Probability Connection

    12. Types of Statistical Tests

    13. Properties of Confidence Intervals

    14. Power

    15. Bias

    16. Ethics in Medical Research

    17. Types of Research Studies

    18. Evaluating the Evidence

    PART III Common Applications

    Introduction to Part III

    19. Measures of Effect

    20. Economic Analysis

    21. Assessment of Tests

    Afterword

    Appendices

    A Flowchart of Types of Statistical Tests

    B Simplified Flowchart of Types of Statistical Tests

    C Values of Normal Distribution

    Index

    Details

    No. of pages:
    208
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9781416031420
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781455742356