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Encyclopedia of biostatistics /
editors-in-chief, Peter Armitage, Theodore Colton.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, c2005.
description
8 v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
047084907X (set : cloth)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, c2005.
isbn
047084907X (set : cloth)
contents note
1. A-Chap -- 2. Char-Dos -- 3. Dou-Gre -- 4. Gro-Mar -- 5. Mas-Nui -- 6. Nul-Ran -- 7. Rao-Str -- 8. Stu-Z. Index.
catalogue key
6091298
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2005-11-01:
In the review of the first edition (CH, Feb'99, 36-3094), this reviewer remarked that this exhaustive publication made a significant contribution to the emerging field of biostatistics. This rapidly growing field, far from being a static discipline, evolves constantly, adding new aspects to familiar topics and methodologies to address such change; this evolution is reflected in this new edition. The editors' goal is to update material covered previously to account for refinements, modifications, and extensions of methodology; to cover new areas of applications; and to articulate new views emerging among practitioners. Although the editors admit that comprehensive coverage is impossible, they have made a masterful attempt to achieve it. Over 300 articles have been revised and amended from the first edition, with 120 additional articles addressing such topics as genome research (requiring assessment of large measurement numbers) and outbreaks of major epidemics of infectious diseases. The encyclopedia has grown from six to eight volumes, further demonstrating the importance and application of biostatistics, which is also reflected in the increasing number of statisticians employed in, e.g., health care, medical schools, and the pharmaceutical industry. With over 1,300 articles written by more than 800 contributors worldwide, this work includes extensive bibliographies, remarkably well-cross-referenced articles, an author index, and a selected list of review articles. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Medical libraries and academic libraries serving lower-level undergraduates and above. J. M. Coggan independent scholar
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"...represents the contributions of the very best expertise in the field of biostatistics. For the benefit of the profession, this outstanding resource should be available to the widest possible audience." (Journal of the American Statistical Association, June 2006)"Although the editors admit that comprehensive coverage is impossible, they have made a masterful attempt to achieve it. Over 300 articles have been revised...with 120 additional articles...highly recommended." (CHOICE, November 2005)"...I hope and trust this encyclopedia will find its way into many institutional libraries..." (Genes, Brains and Behavior, 6:304 2007)
"...represents the contributions of the very best expertise in the field of biostatistics. For the benefit of the profession, this outstanding resource should be available to the widest possible audience." ( Journal of the American Statistical Association, June 2006) "Although the editors admit that comprehensive coverage is impossible, they have made a masterful attempt to achieve it. Over 300 articles have been revised...with 120 additional articles...highly recommended." ( CHOICE, November 2005) "...I hope and trust this encyclopedia will find its way into many institutional libraries..." ( Genes, Brains and Behavior, 6:304 2007)
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Main Description
The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Biostatistics proved an outstanding achievement in scientific publishing. A truly international work, its coverage ranges through statistical issues pertinent to life scientists, healthcare professionals and practising statisticians. Wiley is now pleased to announce the Second Edition of this landmark reference work publishing in February 2005. Drawing on the expertise of the original editorial team the new edition will be revised and expanded to provide, in particular, up-to-date material on bio-informatics and statistical genetics. This major publication is easily accessible for all those involved in statistical activities in medicine and health sciences, from health professionals who are not highly trained in statistics, through to fully qualified and experienced statisticians. For further information on this new edition please visit: www.wileyeurope.com/go/eob Reviews of the First Edition "...a resource beyond compare...the author index reads like a contemporary Who's Who...nothing in biostatistics is left uncovered...unsurpassed in quality and quantity" _British Medical Journal "An unsurpassed addition to the statistical literature ...The present scope of statistics in medical research is nowhere more manifest ...the coverage is breathtaking" _International Journal of Epidemiology
Main Description
The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Biostatistics proved an outstanding achievement in scientific publishing. A truly international work, its coverage ranges through statistical issues pertinent to life scientists, healthcare professionals and practising statisticians. Wiley is now pleased to announce the Second Edition of this landmark reference work publishing in February 2005. Drawing on the expertise of the original editorial team the new edition will be revised and expanded to provide, in particular, up-to-date material on bio-informatics and statistical genetics. This major publication is easily accessible for all those involved in statistical activities in medicine and health sciences, from health professionals who are not highly trained in statistics, through to fully qualified and experienced statisticians. For further information on this new edition please visit: www.wileyeurope.com/go/eob Reviews of the First Edition "...a resource beyond compare...the author index reads like a contemporary Who's Who...nothing in biostatistics is left uncovered...unsurpassed in quality and quantity" - British Medical Journal "An unsurpassed addition to the statistical literature ...The present scope of statistics in medical research is nowhere more manifest ...the coverage is breathtaking" - International Journal of Epidemiology
Bowker Data Service Summary
Updated to include current material on bioinformatics and statistical genetics, the 'Encyclopedia of Biostatistics' offers extensive coverage of statistical issues pertinent to life scientists, health care professionals and practising statisticians.
Main Description
The first edition of the Encyclopedia of Biostatistics proved an outstanding achievement in scientific publishing. A truly international work, its coverage ranges through statistical issues pertinent to life scientists, healthcare professionals and practising statisticians. Wiley is now pleased to announce the Second Edition of this landmark reference work publishing in February 2005. Drawing on the expertise of the original editorial team the new edition will be revised and expanded to provide, in particular, up-to-date material on bio-informatics and statistical genetics. This major publication is easily accessible for all those involved in statistical activities in medicine and health sciences, from health professionals who are not highly trained in statistics, through to fully qualified and experienced statisticians. For further information on this new edition please visit: www.wileyeurope.com/go/eob Reviews of the First Edition "...a resource beyond compare...the author index reads like a contemporary Whos Who...nothing in biostatistics is left uncovered...unsurpassed in quality and quantity" - British Medical Journal "An unsurpassed addition to the statistical literature ...The present scope of statistics in medical research is nowhere more manifest ...the coverage is breathtaking" - International Journal of Epidemiology

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