Basic Biostatistics Statistics for Public Health Practice

ISBN-10: 0763735809

ISBN-13: 9780763735807

Edition: 2008

Authors: B. Burt Gerstman

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Basic Biostatistics for Public Health Practice is a concise introduction to biostatistics for both undergraduates and graduates in various fields of public health. The book will include strong coverag
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List price: $383.85
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 7/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 557
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

About the Author
General Concept and Techniques
What Is Biostatistics?
Organization of Data
Types of Measurements
Data Quality
Types of Studies
Comparative Studies
Frequency Distributions
Frequency Tables
Additional Frequency Charts
Summary Statistics
Central Location: Mean
Central Location: Median
Central Location: Mode
Comparison of the Mean, Median, and Mode
Spread: Quartiles
Spread: Variance and Standard Deviation
Selecting Summary Statistics
Probability Concepts
What Is Probability?
Types of Random Variables
Discrete Random Variables
Continuous Random Variables
More Rules and Properties of Probability
Binomial Probability Distributions
Binomial Random Variables
Calculating Binomial Probabilities
Cumulative Probabilities
Probability Calculators
Expected Value and Variance of a Binomial Random Variable
Using the Binomial Distribution to Help Make Judgments
Normal Probability Distributions
Normal Distributions
Determining Normal Probabilities
Finding Values That Correspond to Normal Probabilities
Assessing Departures from Normality
Introduction to Statistical Inference
Sampling Behavior of a Mean
Sampling Behavior of a Count and Proportion
Basics of Hypothesis Testing
The Null and Alternative Hypotheses
Test Statistic
Significance Level
One-Sample z Test
Power and Sample Size
Basics of Confidence Intervals
Introduction to Estimation
Confidence Interval for [mu] When [sigma] Known
Sample Size Requirements
Relationship Between Hypothesis Testing and Confidence Intervals
Quantitative Response Variable
Inference About a Mean
Estimated Standard Error of the Mean
Student's t Distributions
One-Sample t Test
Confidence Interval for [mu]
Paired Samples
Conditions for Inference
Sample Size and Power
Comparing Independent Means
Paired and Independent Samples
Exploratory and Descriptive Statistics
Inference About the Mean Difference
Equal Variance t Procedure (Optional)
Conditions for Inference
Sample Size and Power
Comparing Several Means (One-Way ANOVA)
Descriptive Statistics
The Problem of Multiple Comparisons
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Post Hoc Comparisons
The Equal Variance Assumption
Introduction to Non-Parametric Tests
Correlation and Regression
Multiple Linear Regression
The General Idea
The Multiple Linear Regression Model
Categorical Explanatory Variables in Regression Models
Regression Coefficients
ANOVA for Multiple Linear Regression
Examining Multiple Regression Conditions
Categorical Response Variable
Inference About a Proportion
The Sampling Distribution of a Proportion
Hypothesis Test, Normal Approximation
Hypothesis Test, Exact Binomial Method
Confidence Interval for a Population Proportion
Sample Size and Power
Comparing Two Proportions
Proportion Difference (Risk Difference)
Hypothesis Test
Proportion Ratio (Relative Risk)
Systematic Sources of Error
Power and Sample Size
Cross-Tabulated Counts
Types of Samples
Describing Naturalistic and Cohort Samples
Chi-Square Test of Association
Test for Trend
Case-Control Samples
Matched Pairs
Stratified 2-by-2 Tables
Preventing Confounding
Simpson's Paradox
Mantel-Haenszel Methods
Table of 2000 Random Digits
z Table. Cummulative Probabilities for a Standard Normal Random Variable
t Table
F Table
X[superscript 2] Table
Two-Tails of z
Answers to Odd Numbered Exercises
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