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An Introduction to Medical Statistics By Martin Bland

An Introduction to Medical Statistics

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This is a textbook in medical statistics for all those concerned with medical data. All the data in the many examples are real, from the author's own research and statistical consultation or from the medical literature.
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An Introduction to Medical Statistics by Martin Bland

This is a textbook in medical statistics for medical students, doctors, medical researchers, and others concerned with medical data. It will also be of interest to students of statistics who wish to learn about the practical applications of statistical methods. The fundamental concepts of study design and statistical inference are explained by illustration and example and, for those who wish to go further, the mathematical background is also described. The book is firmly grounded in medical research and the interpretation of the results of statistical calculations is emphasized. All the data in the many examples are real, from the author's own research and statistical consultation or from the medical literature, to which reference is made where possible. There are 75 multiple-choice questions, with annotated solutions, and 15 exercises in study design and data analysis, with fully explained solutions. The material covered includes the design of clinical trials and epidemiological studies, summarizing and presenting data, probability, standard errors, confidence intervals, significance tests, use of the t and Chi-squared distributions, regression and correlation, rank models, measurement error, reference ranges, mortality data, vital statistics, and the choice of statistical method. readership: medical students; doctors; medical researchers; teachers of statistics.

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Table of Contents


Introduction; The design of experiments; Sampling and observational studies; Summarizing data; Presenting data; Probability; The Normal Distribution; Estimation, standard error, and confidence intervals; Significance tests; Analysis of the means of small samples using the t-c Distribution; Choosing the statistical method; Clinical measurement; Mortality statistics and the structure of human populations; Solutions to exercises.

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GOR001905253
An Introduction to Medical Statistics by Martin Bland
Martin Bland
Oxford Medicine Publications
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1987-09-10
378
0192615025
9780192615022
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.