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ISBN-10 013208435XISBN-13 9780132084352
ISBN-10 0131176609ISBN-13 9780131176607
Author(s): R. Clifford Blair; Richard A. Taylor
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 552

AUDIENCE: Non-biostatistics majors in Colleges/Departments of Public Health, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing (with Ph.D. programs), and Medical Schools. Any course of study in which introductory biostatistics is required. APPROACH: Non-mathematical/theoretical but with in depth coverage of topics commonly included in biostatistics courses as well as topics not previously covered. This book provides a solid foundation in introductory biostatistics with up-to-date methods, lucid explanations, and a modern approach. KEY TOPICS: Explains commonly used biostatistical methods, such as odds and risk ratios, and Fisher's exact test, in a clear and thorough manner. Introduces equivalence testing in a variety of research settings. Presents nonparametric methods in a modern light, couched in the broader context of permutation-based methods. Provides real-world data with case studies consisting of synopses of published research. Provides step-by-step solutions to exercises, along with pertinent equations used in obtaining the solution and page numbers of relevant discussions. MARKET: For health science students and professionals who need to increase their understanding of biostatistics. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.