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Clinical Trials Dictionary Terminology and Usage Recommendations

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ISBN-10: 1118295153

ISBN-13: 9781118295151

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Curtis L. Meinert

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Written by an eminent epidemiologist and clinician, this book establishes an ample vocabulary of words and phrases that will leave no question as to what they stand for. Dr. Meinert has produced in this dictionary a treasure for those of you who aim to write about clinical trials with precision and brevity. It goes well beyond the general dictionaries of medicine in representing in detail and great accuracy the large and complex vocabulary needed to describe clearly the methods and results of clinical trials. It also provides a thorough index to the entries of its main section that facilitates the findings of terms associated with particular concepts and practical steps in trials. Its most…    
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Book details

List price: $205.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.30" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Curtis L. Meinert, PhD , is a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was founder of the Center for Clinical Trials and served as its director through September 2005. He was a founding member of the Society for Clinical Trials and was Editor of Controlled Clinical Trials from its inception in 1980 through 1993.

Foreword 1St Edition
Explanatory Notes
Domain of coverage xv Order and place of entries xv Synonyms, antonyms, and related terms xv
Language and usage conventions xv
Sources and references xvi
Adages xvi
Usage notes xvi
Etymologies xvi
Abbreviations xvii
Index xvii
Usage Practices, Cautions, And Recommendations
Recommended and preferred usages xx
Comparative and relative terms xxii
Redundancies, repetitions, and unnecessary words xxiii
Not saying what we mean xxv
Humanizing the inanimate xxv
Pre-, post-, non-, and un- words
Small troublesome words
The language of praise, implied value judgment, and presumption
Currency words
The language of criticism
The language of exception
The language of intimidation, implication, and position
The language of division
Usurpative language
The language of positivity and negativity xxxiv Pronouns
The language of equivocation and weaseling
Vacuous language and claims
Truth by declaration and repetition
Listing Of Entries
Dictionary A 1 B 15 C 27 D 63 E 79 F 93 G 107 H 113 I 119 J and K 137 L 141 M 151 N 165 O 175 P 185 Q 217 R 221 S 241 T 273 U 291 V 297 W 301 X, Y, and Z
Equations And Functions Bayes′ Theorem
Binomial distribution
Binomial theorem
Bivariate normal distribution
Exponential distribution
F-test statistic
Gamma distribution
Gamma function
Geometric distribution
Gompertz′s curve
Greco-Latin square
Hypergeometric distribution
Inverse sine transformation
Kappa statistic
Kendall's tau
Latin square
Normal distribution
Poisson distribution
Square root transformation
t distribution
Graphic Illustrations
Bar Diagram
Bell-Shaped Curve
Bimodal Distribution
Box Plot
Chi-square Distribution
Circle Graph
Closed Sequential Design
Cumulative Frequency Distribution
Exponential Distribution
F Distribution
Forest Plot
Frequency Polygon
Gantt Chart
Isometric Graph
J-shaped Curve
Left Skew Distribution
Logistic Curve
Normal Distribution
Open Sequential Design
Poisson Distribution
Right Skew Distribution
s-shaped Curve
Scatter Diagram
Survival Curve
t Distribution
Uniform Distribution
Venn Diagram