Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists
A Practical Approach
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Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists by Robert C. Elston
Book DescriptionAnyone who attempts to read genetics or epidemiology research literature needs to understand the essentials of biostatistics. This book, a revised new edition of the successful Essentials of Biostatistics has been written to provide such an understanding to those who have little or no statistical background and who need to keep abreast of new findings in this fast moving field. Unlike many other elementary books on biostatistics, the main focus of this book is to explain basic concepts needed to understand statistical procedures. This Book:* Surveys basic statistical methods used in the genetics and epidemiology literature, including maximum likelihood and least squares.* Introduces methods, such as permutation testing and bootstrapping, that are becoming more widely used in both genetic and epidemiological research.* Is illustrated throughout with simple examples to clarify the statistical methodology.* Explains Bayes' theorem pictorially.* Features exercises, with answers to alternate questions, enabling use as a course text. Written at an elementary mathematical level so that readers with high school mathematics will find the content accessible. Graduate students studying genetic epidemiology, researchers and practitioners from genetics, epidemiology, biology, medical research and statistics will find this an invaluable introduction to statistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470024904
(248mm x 175mm x 21mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert C. Elston
Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists, Hardback (October 2008)
Today, anyone who attempts to read genetics or epidemiology research literature intelligently, needs to understand the essentials of biostatistics.
Biostatistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology, Hardback (March 2002)» View all books by Robert C. Elston
Human Genetics concerns the study of genetic forces in man. By studying our genetic make-up we are able to understand more about our heritage and evolution. Some of the original, and most significant research in genetics centred around the study of the genetics of complex diseases - genetic epidemiology.
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