Biostatistics and epidemiology a primer for health professionals

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biostatistics and epidemiology a primer for health professionals

Biostatistics and Epidemiology: A Primer for Health and Biomedical Professionals by Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller

Since the publication of the first edition, Biostatistics and Epidemiology has attracted loyal readers from across specialty areas in the biomedical community. Not only does this textbook teach foundations of epidemiological design and statistical methods, but it also includes topics applicable to new areas of research. Areas covered in the fourth edition include a new chapter on risk prediction, risk reclassification and evaluation of biomarkers, new material on propensity analyses, and a vastly expanded chapter on genetic epidemiology, which  is particularly relevant to those who wish to understand the epidemiological and statistical aspects of scientific articles in this rapidly advancing field. Biostatistics and Epidemiology was written to be accessible for readers without backgrounds in mathematics. It provides clear explanations of underlying principles, as well as practical guidelines of how to do it and how to interpret it. Key features include a philosophical and logical explanation at the beginning of the book, subsections that can stand alone or serve as reference, cross-referencing, recommended reading, and appendices covering sample calculations for various statistics in the text. 

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Biostatistics and Epidemiology A Primer for Health and Biomedical Professionals

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

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A Primer for Health and Biomedical Professionals Since the publication of the first edition, BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY has continued to garner.
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It seems that you're in Germany., Description: The fourth edition of this book on the foundations of epidemiological designs and statistical methods includes new chapters on risk prediction and reclassification, and evaluation of biomarkers, as well as new material on propensity analyses and genetic epidemiology.

Biostatistics and Epidemiology: A Primer for Health Professionals focuses on the underlying framework of the field and offers practical guidelines for research and interpretation. In addition to major sections devoted to statistics and epidemiology, the book includes a comprehensive exploration of the scientific method, probability, and clinical trials. New to the second edition are: -a reorganization of the material -new information on survival analysis such as the Cox proportional hazards model -topics in nonparametric statistics -expanded discussion of probability and its applications in epidemiology -an entirely new chapter on areas relevant to behavioral research and change scores, reliability, validity, and responsiveness -new appendices providing specific and clear instructions on how to carry out several additional statistical calculations and tests Biostatistics and Epidemiology describes principles and methods applicable to medicine, public health, allied health, psychology and education and will be useful not only to physicians doing clinical as well as basic science research, but also to students at undergraduate, graduate and medical school levels. Two new areas are covered in the third edition: genetic epidemiology and research ethics. With the sequencing of the human genome, there has been a flowering of research into the genetic basis of health and disease, and especially the interactions between genes and environmental exposures. The medical literature in genetic epidemiology is vastly expanding and some knowledge of the epidemiological designs and an acquaintance with the statistical methods used in such research is necessary in order to be able to appreciate new findings. Thus this edition includes a new chapter on genetic epidemiology as well as an Appendix describing the basics necessary for an understanding of genetic research.


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