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Basic Biostatistics: Statistics for Public Health Practice

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    Second Edition
    ISBN: 9781284036015

B. Burt Gerstman

Basic Biostatistics is a concise, introductory text that covers biostatistical principles and focuses on the common types of data encountered in public health and biomedical fields. The text puts equal emphasis on exploratory and confirmatory statistical methods. Sampling, exploratory data analysis, estimation, hypothesis testing, and power and precision are covered through detailed, illustrative examples.

The book is organized into three parts: Part I addresses basic concepts and techniques; Part II covers analytic techniques for quantitative response variables; and Part III covers techniques for categorical responses.

The Second Edition offers many new exercises.

With language, examples, and exercises that are accessible to students with modest mathematical backgrounds, this is the perfect introductory biostatistics text for undergraduates and graduates in various fields of public health.


    Illustrative, relevant examples and exercises incorporated throughout the book.
    Answers to odd-numbered exercises provided in the back of the book. (Instructors may requests answers to even-numbered exercises from the publisher.
    Chapters are intentionally brief and limited in scope to allow for flexibility in the order of coverage.
    Equal attention is given to manual calculations as well as the use of statistical software such as StaTable, SPSS, and WinPepi.
    Comprehensive Companion Website with Student and Instructor's Resources.

Table of Contents:

About the Author  
  Part  I  General Concept and Techniques
    Chapter  1  Measurement
    Chapter  2  Types of Studies
    Chapter  3  Frequency Distributions
    Chapter  4  Summary Statistics
    Chapter  5  Probability Concepts
    Chapter  6  Binomial Probability Distributions
    Chapter  7  Normal Probability Distributions
    Chapter  8  Introduction to Statistical Inference
    Chapter  9  Basics of Hypothesis Testing
    Chapter  10  Basics of Confidence Intervals
  Part  II  Quantitative Response Variable
    Chapter  11  Inference About a Mean
    Chapter  12  Comparing Independent Means
    Chapter  13  Comparing Several Means (One-Way ANOVA)
    Chapter  14  Correlation and Regression
    Chapter  15  Multiple Linear Regression
  Part  III  Categorical Response Variable
    Chapter  16  Inference About a Proportion
    Chapter  17  Comparing Two Proportions
    Chapter  18  Cross-Tabulated Counts
    Chapter  19  Stratified 2-by-2 Tables
Appendix  A  Table of 2000 Random Digits
Appendix  B  z Table. Cumulative Probabilities for a Standard Normal Random Variable
Appendix  C  t Table
Appendix  D  F Table
Appendix  E  X2 Table
Appendix  F  Two-Tails of z
Answers to Odd Numbered Exercises 

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