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Biostatistics For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-55398-5
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408 pages
July 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Beginning with Biostatistics Basics 7

Chapter 1: Biostatistics 101 9

Chapter 2: Overcoming Mathophobia: Reading and Understanding Mathematical Expressions 17

Chapter 3: Getting Statistical: A Short Review of Basic Statistics 31

Chapter 4: Counting on Statistical Software 51

Chapter 5: Conducting Clinical Research 61

Chapter 6: Looking at Clinical Trials and Drug Development 77

Part II: Getting Down and Dirty with Data 91

Chapter 7: Getting Your Data into the Computer 93

Chapter 8: Summarizing and Graphing Your Data 103

Chapter 9: Aiming for Accuracy and Precision 121

Chapter 10: Having Confidence in Your Results 133

Chapter 11: Fuzzy In Equals Fuzzy Out: Pushing Imprecision through a Formula 143

Part III: Comparing Groups 153

Chapter 12: Comparing Average Values between Groups 155

Chapter 13: Comparing Proportions and Analyzing Cross-Tabulations 173

Chapter 14: Taking a Closer Look at Fourfold Tables 189

Chapter 15: Analyzing Incidence and Prevalence Rates in Epidemiologic Data 203

Chapter 16: Feeling Noninferior (Or Equivalent) 211

Part IV: Looking for Relationships with Correlation and Regression 219

Chapter 17: Introducing Correlation and Regression 221

Chapter 18: Getting Straight Talk on Straight-Line Regression 233

Chapter 19: More of a Good Thing: Multiple Regression 251

Chapter 20: A Yes-or-No Proposition: Logistic Regression 267

Chapter 21: Other Useful Kinds of Regression 291

Part V: Analyzing Survival Data 311

Chapter 22: Summarizing and Graphing Survival Data 313

Chapter 23: Comparing Survival Times 331

Chapter 24: Survival Regression 339

Part VI: The Part of Tens 357

Chapter 25: Ten Distributions Worth Knowing 359

Chapter 26: Ten Easy Ways to Estimate How Many Subjects You Need 369

Index 375

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