Intuitive biostatistics : a nonmathematical guide to statistical thinking
 Author/Creator
 Motulsky, Harvey.
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 Completely rev. 2nd ed.
 Imprint
 New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
 Physical description
 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Available online

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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 PART A. INTRODUCING STATISTICS  1. Statistics and Probability Are Not Intuitive  2. Why Statistics Can Be Hard to Learn  3. From Sample to Population  PART B. CONFIDENCE INTERVALS  4. Confidence Interval of a Proportion  5. Confidence Interval of Survival Data  6. Confidence Interval of Counted Data  PART C. CONTINUOUS VARIABLES  7. Graphing Continuous Data  8. Types of Variables  9. Quantifying Scatter  10. The Gaussian Distribution  11. The Lognormal Distribution and Geometric Mean  12. Confidence Interval of a Mean  13. The Theory of Confidence Intervals  14. Error Bars  PART D. P VALUES AND SIGNIFICANCE  15. Introducing P Values  16. Statistical Significance and Hypothesis Testing  17. Relationship Between Confidence Intervals and Statistical Significance  18. Interpreting a Result That is Statistically Significant  19. Interpreting a Result That Is Not Statistically Significant  20. Statistical Power  21. Testing For Equivalence or Noninferiority  PART E. CHALLENGES IN STATISTICS  22. Multiple Comparisons Concepts  23. Multiple Comparison Traps  24. Gaussian or Not?  25. Outliers  PART F. STATISTICAL TESTS  26. Comparing Observed and Expected Distributions  27. Comparing Proportions: Prospective and Experimental Studies  28. Comparing Proportions: CaseControl Studies  29. Comparing Survival Curves  30. Comparing Two Means: Unpaired t test  31. Comparing Two Paired Groups  32. Correlation  PART G. FITTING MODELS TO DATA  33. Simple Linear Regression  34. Models  35. Comparing Models  36. Nonlinear Regression  37. Multiple, Logistic, and Proportional Hazards Regression  38. Multiple Regression Traps  PART H. THE REST OF STATISTICS  39. Analysis of Variance  40. Multiple Comparison Tests After ANOVA  41. Nonparametric Methods  42. Sensitivity Specificity and ReceiverOperator Characteristic Curves  43. Sample Size  PART I. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER  44. Statistical Advice  45. Choosing a Statistical Test  46. Capstone Example  47. Review Problems  48. Answers to Review Problems  APPENDICES  A. STATISTICS WITH GRAPHPAD  B. STATISTICS WITH EXCEL  C. STATISTICS R  D. VALUES OF THE T DISTRIBUTION NEEDED TO COMPUTE CIS  E. A REVIEW OF LOGARITHMS.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of Intuitive Biostatistics retains and refines the core perspectives of the previous edition: a focus on how to interpret statistical results rather than on how to analyze data, minimal use of equations, and a detailed review of assumptions and common mistakes. Intuitive Biostatistics, Completely Revised Second Edition, provides a clear introduction to statistics for undergraduate and graduate students and also serves as a statistics refresher for working scientists. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Chapter 1 shows how our intuitions lead us to misinterpret data, thus explaining the need for statistical rigor. * Chapter 11 explains the lognormal distribution, an essential topic omitted from many other statistics books. * Chapter 21 contrasts testing for equivalence with testing for differences. * Chapters 22, 23, and 40 explore the pervasive problem of multiple comparisons. * Chapters 24 and 25 review testing for normality and outliers. * Chapter 35 shows how statistical hypothesis testing can be understood as comparing the fits of alternative models. * Chapters 37 and 38 provide a brief introduction to multiple, logistic, and proportional hazards regression. * Chapter 46 reviews one example in great depth, reviewing numerous statistical concepts and identifying common mistakes. * Chapter 47 includes 49 multipart problems, with answers fully discussed in Chapter 48. * New "Q and A" sections throughout the book review key concepts.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2010
 Responsibility
 Harvey Motulsky.
 ISBN
 9780199730063
 0199730067