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Description - Biostatistics by Gerald Van Belle

A respected introduction to biostatistics, thoroughly updated and revised The first edition of Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences has served professionals and students alike as a leading resource for learning how to apply statistical methods to the biomedical sciences. This substantially revised Second Edition brings the book into the twenty-first century for today s aspiring and practicing medical scientist. This versatile reference provides a wide-ranging look at basic and advanced biostatistical concepts and methods in a format calibrated to individual interests and levels of proficiency. Written with an eye toward the use of computer applications, the book examines the design of medical studies, descriptive statistics, and introductory ideas of probability theory and statistical inference; explores more advanced statistical methods; and illustrates important current uses of biostatistics. New to this edition are discussions of Longitudinal data analysisRandomized clinical trialsBayesian statisticsGEEThe bootstrap method Enhanced by a companion Web site providing data sets, selected problems and solutions, and examples from such current topics as HIV/AIDS, this is a thoroughly current, comprehensive introduction to the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471031857
ISBN-10: 0471031852
Format: Hardback
(265mm x 177mm x 51mm)
Pages: 896
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gerald Van Belle

GERALD VAN BELLE is a professor in the Departments of Biostatistics and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of four books as well as more than 100 articles and numerous book chapters. LLOYD D. FISHER is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a consultant to the drug and device industries. He has held positions with the Center for AIDS Research, the Mayo Clinic, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, among others. PATRICK J. HEAGERTY is an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington in Seattle and an associate member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. THOMAS LUMLEY is an associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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