Martin Bland (2015): An introduction to medical statistics

Martin Bland (2015): An introduction to medical statistics Stat Papers (2017) 58:953–954 DOI 10.1007/s00362-017-0925-5 BOOK REVIEW Martin Bland (2015): An introduction to medical statistics Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 464 pp., $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-958992-0. Zheng Xu Received: 5 June 2017 / Published online: 19 June 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 This book, now in its fourth edition, is among the most recommended ones in medical statistics without complicated mathematical formulae. It provides many real medical research examples in the explanation of concepts, which makes it very attractive for students and researchers using statistics the first time. After an introductory chapter, general principles in the design of experiments (Chap- ter 2), sampling and observational studies (Chapter 3) are discussed, followed by two chapters on summary statistics and histograms (Chapter 4), and on presenting data using various types of tables and figures (Chapter 5). Then there are two chapters on basic concepts in probability including mean, variance, random variables, commonly- used probability distributions with a focus on the Normal distribution (Chapter 6 and 7). Chapter 8 is on point estimation and interval estimation based on one or two samples. Chapter 9 is on general concepts in significance testing. Chapter 10 covers comparison of the means in small http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Statistical Papers Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Statistics; Statistics for Business/Economics/Mathematical Finance/Insurance; Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes; Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods; Operations Research/Decision Theory
ISSN
0932-5026
eISSN
1613-9798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00362-017-0925-5
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Stat Papers (2017) 58:953–954 DOI 10.1007/s00362-017-0925-5 BOOK REVIEW Martin Bland (2015): An introduction to medical statistics Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 464 pp., $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-958992-0. Zheng Xu Received: 5 June 2017 / Published online: 19 June 2017 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 This book, now in its fourth edition, is among the most recommended ones in medical statistics without complicated mathematical formulae. It provides many real medical research examples in the explanation of concepts, which makes it very attractive for students and researchers using statistics the first time. After an introductory chapter, general principles in the design of experiments (Chap- ter 2), sampling and observational studies (Chapter 3) are discussed, followed by two chapters on summary statistics and histograms (Chapter 4), and on presenting data using various types of tables and figures (Chapter 5). Then there are two chapters on basic concepts in probability including mean, variance, random variables, commonly- used probability distributions with a focus on the Normal distribution (Chapter 6 and 7). Chapter 8 is on point estimation and interval estimation based on one or two samples. Chapter 9 is on general concepts in significance testing. Chapter 10 covers comparison of the means in small

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Statistical PapersSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 19, 2017

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