A respected introduction to biostatistics, thoroughly updated andrevised
The first edition of Biostatistics: A Methodology for the HealthSciences has served professionals and students alike as a leadingresource for learning how to apply statistical methods to thebiomedical sciences. This substantially revised Second Editionbrings the book into the twenty-first century for today'saspiring and practicing medical scientist.
This versatile reference provides a wide-ranging look at basicand advanced biostatistical concepts and methods in a formatcalibrated to individual interests and levels of proficiency.Written with an eye toward the use of computer applications, thebook examines the design of medical studies, descriptivestatistics, and introductory ideas of probability theory andstatistical inference; explores more advanced statistical methods;and illustrates important current uses of biostatistics.
New to this edition are discussions of
* Longitudinal data analysis
* Randomized clinical trials
* Bayesian statistics
* The bootstrap method
Enhanced by a companion Web site providing data sets, selectedproblems and solutions, and examples from such current topics asHIV/AIDS, this is a thoroughly current, comprehensive introductionto the field.