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Intuitive biostatistics : a nonmathematical guide to statistical thinking, Harvey Motulsky

Label
Intuitive biostatistics : a nonmathematical guide to statistical thinking
Title
Intuitive biostatistics
Title remainder
a nonmathematical guide to statistical thinking
Statement of responsibility
Harvey Motulsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of Intuitive Biostatistics retains and refines the core perspectives of the previous edition: a focus on how to interpret statistical results rather than on how to analyze data, minimal use of equations, and a detailed review of assumptions and common mistakes. Intuitive Biostatistics, Completely Revised Second Edition, provides a clear introduction to statistics for undergraduate and graduate students and also serves as a statistics refresher for working scientists. New to this edition: Chapter 1 shows how our intuitions lead us to misinterpret data, thus explaining the need for statistical rigor. Chapter 11 explains the lognormal distribution, an essential topic omitted from many other statistics books. Chapter 21 contrasts testing for equivalence with testing for differences. Chapters 22, 23, and 40 explore the pervasive problem of multiple comparisons. Chapters 24 and 25 review testing for normality and outliers. Chapter 35 shows how statistical hypothesis testing can be understood as comparing the fits of alternative models. Chapters 37 and 38 provide a brief introduction to multiple, logistic, and proportional hazards regression. Chapter 46 reviews one example in great depth, reviewing numerous statistical concepts and identifying common mistakes. Chapter 47 includes 49 multi-part problems, with answers fully discussed in Chapter 48. New "Q and A" sections throughout the book review key concepts"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Motulsky, Harvey
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R853.S7
LC item number
M68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WA 950
NLM item number
M922i 2010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • Biometry
  • Biomedical Research
Label
Intuitive biostatistics : a nonmathematical guide to statistical thinking, Harvey Motulsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing statistics -- Statistics and probability are not intuitive -- Why statistics can be hard to learn -- From sample to population -- Confidence intervals -- Confidence interval of a proportion -- Confidence interval of survival data -- Confidence interval of counted data -- Continuous variables -- Graphing continuous data -- Types of variables -- Quantifying scatter -- The Gaussian distribution -- The lognormal distribution and geometric mean -- Confidence interval of a mean -- The theory of confidence intervals -- Error bars -- P values and significance -- Introducing P values -- Statistical significance and hypothesis testing -- Relationship between confidence intervals and statistical significance -- Interpreting a result that is statistically significant -- Interpreting a result that is not statistically significant -- Statistical power -- Testing for equivalence or noninferiority -- Challenges in statistics -- Multiple comparisons concepts -- Multiple comparisons traps -- Gaussian or not? -- Outliers -- Statistical tests -- Comparing observed and expected distributions -- Comparing proportions : prospective and experimental studies -- Comparing proportions : case-controlled studies -- Comparing survival curves -- Comparing two means : unpaired t-test -- Comparing two paired groups -- Correlation -- Fitting models to data -- Simple linear regression -- Introducing models -- Comparing models -- Nonlinear regression -- Multiple, logistic, and proportional hazards regression -- Multiple regression traps -- Rest of statistics -- Analysis of variance -- Multiple comparison tests after ANOVA -- Nonparametric methods -- Sensitivity, specificity, and receiver-operator characteristic curves -- Sample size -- Putting it all together -- Statistical advice -- Choosing a statistical test -- Capstone example -- Review problems -- Answers to review problems
Control code
470694492
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed., completely rev.
Extent
xxvi, 447 pages, 29 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780199730063
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009046932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)470694492
Label
Intuitive biostatistics : a nonmathematical guide to statistical thinking, Harvey Motulsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing statistics -- Statistics and probability are not intuitive -- Why statistics can be hard to learn -- From sample to population -- Confidence intervals -- Confidence interval of a proportion -- Confidence interval of survival data -- Confidence interval of counted data -- Continuous variables -- Graphing continuous data -- Types of variables -- Quantifying scatter -- The Gaussian distribution -- The lognormal distribution and geometric mean -- Confidence interval of a mean -- The theory of confidence intervals -- Error bars -- P values and significance -- Introducing P values -- Statistical significance and hypothesis testing -- Relationship between confidence intervals and statistical significance -- Interpreting a result that is statistically significant -- Interpreting a result that is not statistically significant -- Statistical power -- Testing for equivalence or noninferiority -- Challenges in statistics -- Multiple comparisons concepts -- Multiple comparisons traps -- Gaussian or not? -- Outliers -- Statistical tests -- Comparing observed and expected distributions -- Comparing proportions : prospective and experimental studies -- Comparing proportions : case-controlled studies -- Comparing survival curves -- Comparing two means : unpaired t-test -- Comparing two paired groups -- Correlation -- Fitting models to data -- Simple linear regression -- Introducing models -- Comparing models -- Nonlinear regression -- Multiple, logistic, and proportional hazards regression -- Multiple regression traps -- Rest of statistics -- Analysis of variance -- Multiple comparison tests after ANOVA -- Nonparametric methods -- Sensitivity, specificity, and receiver-operator characteristic curves -- Sample size -- Putting it all together -- Statistical advice -- Choosing a statistical test -- Capstone example -- Review problems -- Answers to review problems
Control code
470694492
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed., completely rev.
Extent
xxvi, 447 pages, 29 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780199730063
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009046932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)470694492

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