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Medical statistics at a glance /
Aviva Petrie, Caroline Sabin.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2005.
description
157 p. : ill.
ISBN
1405127805 (alk. paper), 9781405127806 (alk. paper)
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Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2005.
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1405127805 (alk. paper)
9781405127806 (alk. paper)
contents note
Types of data -- Data entry -- Error checking and outliers -- Displaying data graphically -- Describing data: the 'average' -- Describing data: the 'spread' -- Theoretical distributions: the Normal distribution -- Theoretical distributions: other distributions -- Transformations -- Sampling and sampling distributions -- Confidence intervals -- Study design I -- Study design II -- Clinical trials -- Cohort studies -- Case-control studies -- Hypothesis testing -- Errors in hypothesis testing -- Numerical data: a single group - Numerical data: two related groups -- Numerical data: two unrelated groups -- Numerical data: more than two groups -- Categorical data: a single proportion -- Categorical data: two proportions -- Categorical data: more than two categories -- Correlation -- The theory of linear regression -- Performing a linear regression analysis -- Multiple linear regression -- Binary outcomes and logistic regression -- Rates and Poisson regression -- Generalized linear models -- Explanatory variables in statistical models -- Issues in statistical modelling -- Checking assumptions -- Sample size calculations -- Presenting results -- Diagnostic tools -- Assessing agreement -- Evidence-based medicine -- Methods for clustered data -- Regression methods for clustered data -- Systematic reviews and meta-analysis -- Survival analysis -- Bayesian methods.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
9030236
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ublished Reviews of the 2nd Edition'...I unreservedly recommend this book to all medical students, especially those that dislike reading reams of text. This is one book that will not sit on your shelf collecting dust once you have graduated and will also function as a reference book."th Year Medical Student. Barts and the London Chronicle, Spring 2003, vol.5, issue 1
Published Reviews of the 2nd Edition''...I unreservedly recommend this book to all medical students, especially those that dislike reading reams of text. This is one book that will not sit on your shelf collecting dust once you have graduated and will also function as a reference book."4th Year Medical Student. Barts and the London Chronicle, Spring 2003, vol.5, issue 1
Published Reviews of the 2nd Edition ''...I unreservedly recommend this book to all medical students, especially those that dislike reading reams of text. This is one book that will not sit on your shelf collecting dust once you have graduated and will also function as a reference book." 4th Year Medical Student. Barts and the London Chronicle, Spring 2003, vol.5, issue 1
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Main Description
Medical Statistics at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for undergraduate medical students and anyone wanting a straightforward introduction to this complex subject. Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear, informative tables, formulae and graphs. This new edition of Medical Statistics at a Glance: Contains a second colour throughout to enhance the visual appeal, making the subject even easier to understand Features worked examples on each topic, with emphasis on computer analysis of data rather than hand calculations Includes new topics on Rates and Poisson regression, Generalised linear models, Explanatory variables in statistical models and Regression models for clustered data. Has an accompanying website http://www.medstatsaag.com/containing supplementary material including multiple choice questions (MCQs) with annotated answers for self-assessment Medical Statistics at a Glance will appeal to all medical students, junior doctors and researchers in biomedical and pharmaceutical disciplines. Reviews of the last edition "All medical professionals will come across statistics in their daily work and so a proper understanding of these concepts is invaluable. This is brought to you in this easily comprehensible succinct textbook. .I unreservedly recommend this book to all medical students, especially those that dislike reading reams of text. This is one book that will not sit on your shelf collecting dust once you have graduated and will also function as a reference book." 4th Year Medical Student. Barts and the London Chronicle, Spring 2003, vol.5, issue 1
Main Description
Medical Statistics at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction to and revision aid for this complex subject. Following the familiar easy-to-use at a Glance format, it leads the reader through a number of self-contained chapters which explain the underlying concepts of medical statistics and provide a guide to the most commonly used statistical procedures. This new edition of Medical Statistics at a Glance: contains a second colour throughout to enhance the visual appeal presents the key facts accompanied, where appropriate, by clear and informative tables and diagrams features worked examples in each chapter, with emphasis on the interpretation of computer data analysis rather than on complex hand calculations includes new chapters entitled Rates and Poisson regression, Generalized linear models, Explanatory variables in statistical models and Regression models for clustered data has an accompanying website http://www.medstatsaag.com/ containing supplementary material including an extensive reference list and multiple choice questions (MCQs) with interactive answers for self-assessment. Medical Statistics at a Glance will appeal to all medical students, junior doctors and researchers in biomedical and pharmaceutical disciplines. Reviews of the last edition 'All in all, this is a book that I would highly recommend to the target audience. Concise, accurate, broad coverage, in an easy-to-use format… buy this and you will have the best set of lecture notes in the class!' The Statistician, 2001 'The more familiar I have become with this book, the more I appreciate the clear presentation and unthreatening prose.' Journal of Epidemiology '...I unreservedly recommend this book to all medical students, especially those that dislike reading reams of text. This is one book that will not sit on your shelf collecting dust once you have graduated and will also function as a reference book.' 4th year medical student, Barts and the London Chronicle, Spring 2003 "an excellent job of making medical statistics as relevant and painless as it possibly could be…if statistics give you headaches buy it" GKT Gazette "It is now a valuable companion to my statistics course" International Journal of Epidemiology "As one who generally has not got a clue whenit comes to statistics, this is a book I would definitely recommend" Surgo: Glasgow University Medical Journal "This book…was actually enjoyable to read" Cambridge Medicine "Nothing is too obscure, there are lots of worked examples, and clear diagrams. Go Buy!" Sphincter Liverpool Medical Students Society Journal
Unpaid Annotation
SUBJECTMedical Statistics is a key component of the medial school curriculum throughout the world. Taught in the preclinical period of training during attachments, it underpins the understanding of epidemiological data, risk (and therefore the communication of risk to patients and relatives) and the medical literature as a whole. Most lay people have no idea what the difference is between mean, median and mode - and how an understanding of statistics can reveal the truth behind what at first sight can seem frightening circumstances. It is vitally important that GPs and other doctors know how to interpret statistics so they can clearly explain information to their patients.It is also a topic that researchers in medical science have problems with, and this book is an invaluable aide memoire for research design and analysis.NEEDThe importance of statistics is undeniable. However, it is a notoriously dull and difficult subject to study - students in a wide number of disciplines find it difficult to enagage with. An authoritative, proven, up-to-date and accessible entry and guide to the subject is essential. That is what Medical Statistics at a Glance has provided.CONTENTThe authors have provided a basic introduction to the underlying concepts of medical statistics and a guide to the most commonly used statistical procedures. Topics describing a statistical technique are accompanied by a worked example, using real data, illustrating its use. Where possible, the same data set has been used in more than one topic to reflect the reality of data analysis. Detailed and complex hand calculations have been avoided with a concentration on the interpretation of computer data analysis.The 2nd edition will follow the basic structure and format of the first two editions - it has proven market appeal. One topic (Time Series) will be removed. Three more will be introduced (Rates and Poisson Regression; Further Issues in Regressive Analysis; Regression Methods for Clustered Data). This will all be achievable within the current extent.Other changes in will include updating, amending, and some renaming of chapters. The overall extent will remain unchanged by use of exisiting blank pages.The book is supported by a website with self-test questions.FORMATGenerally this follows the classic ''at a Glance'' two-page spreads, and the authors will attenuate where possible those subjects that went ott in the last edition. However, the evidence suggests brand-breaking hasn''t harmed this book.PAST HISTORY''Medical Statistics at a Glance'' has sold 13,080 copies (£102.5 k) since launch in June 2000 (ca 2700 in the US). MAT is 3613. This suggests a final LOE of ca 17500 if we publish the next edition in mid 2005.REVIEWS"an excellent job of making medical statistics as relevant and painless as it possibly could be...if statistics give you headaches buy it"GKT Gazette"It is now a valuable companion to my statistics course"International Journal of Epidemiology"As one who generally has not got a clue whenit comes to statistics, this is a book I would definitely recommend"Surgo: Glasgow University Medical Journal"This book...was actually enjoyable to read"Cambridge Medicine"Nothing is too obscure, there are lots of worked examples, and clear diagrams. Go Buy!"Sphincter - Liverpool Medical Students Society JournalMARKETINGNeed to emphasize proven winning text and new material. Student reviews to be sought during development.Publication scheduled for early 2005. Can be combined with any general ''at a Glance'' promos in 2005 for 2005/6 academic year. Authors keen to see the book in key medical journals as it will appeal to researchers we couldn''t otherwise reach. Perhaps a Synergy banner ad will be appropriate?Will need to know key academic influences for inspection copy mailing to achieve reading list appearance - course organizers and individual lecturers at each university to be determined. Review copies will be sent to student magazines, student BMJ etc. Promotion at student fairs will be explored where possible..
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Medical Statistics at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction to and revision aid for this complex subject. Following the familiar easy-to-use at a Glance format, it leads the reader through a number of self-contained chapters which explain the underlying concepts of medical statistics and provide a guide to the most commonly used statistical procedures. This new edition of Medical Statistics at a Glance: contains a second colour throughout to enhance the visual appeal presents the key facts accompanied, where appropriate, by clear and informative tables and diagrams features worked examples in each chapter, with emphasis on the interpretation of computer data analysis rather than on complex hand calculations includes new chapters entitled Rates and Poisson regression, Generalized linear models, Explanatory variables in statistical models and Regression models for clustered data has an accompanying website http://www.medstatsaag.com/ containing supplementary material including an extensive reference list and multiple choice questions (MCQs) with interactive answers for self-assessment. Medical Statistics at a Glance will appeal to all medical students, junior doctors and researchers in biomedical and pharmaceutical disciplines. Reviews of the last edition 'All in all, this is a book that I would highly recommend to the target audience. Concise, accurate, broad coverage, in an easy-to-use format... buy this and you will have the best set of lecture notes in the class!' The Statistician, 2001 'The more familiar I have become with this book, the more I appreciate the clear presentation and unthreatening prose.' Journal of Epidemiology '...I unreservedly recommend this book to all medical students, especially those that dislike reading reams of text. This is one book that will not sit on your shelf collecting dust once you have graduated and will also function as a reference book.' 4th year medical student, Barts and the London Chronicle, Spring 2003 "an excellent job of making medical statistics as relevant and painless as it possibly could be...if statistics give you headaches buy it" GKT Gazette "It is now a valuable companion to my statistics course" International Journal of Epidemiology "As one who generally has not got a clue whenit comes to statistics, this is a book I would definitely recommend" Surgo: Glasgow University Medical Journal "This book...was actually enjoyable to read" Cambridge Medicine "Nothing is too obscure, there are lots of worked examples, and clear diagrams. Go Buy!" Sphincter - Liverpool Medical Students Society Journal
Main Description
Medical Statistics at a Glance provides a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for undergraduate medical students and anyone wanting a straightforward introduction to this complex subject. Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, each topic is presented as a double-page spread with key facts accompanied by clear, informative tables, formulae and graphs. This new edition of Medical Statistics at a Glance: Contains a second colour throughout to enhance the visual appeal, making the subject even easier to understand Features worked examples on each topic, with emphasis on computer analysis of data rather than hand calculations Includes new topics on Rates and Poisson regression, Generalised linear models, Explanatory variables in statistical models and Regression models for clustered data. Has an accompanying website http://www.medstatsaag.com/ containing supplementary material including multiple choice questions (MCQs) with annotated answers for self-assessment Medical Statistics at a Glance will appeal to all medical students, junior doctors and researchers in biomedical and pharmaceutical disciplines. Reviews of the last edition "All medical professionals will come across statistics in their daily work and so a proper understanding of these concepts is invaluable. This is brought to you in this easily comprehensible succinct textbook. .I unreservedly recommend this book to all medical students, especially those that dislike reading reams of text. This is one book that will not sit on your shelf collecting dust once you have graduated and will also function as a reference book." 4th Year Medical Student. Barts and the London Chronicle, Spring 2003, vol.5, issue 1
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work covers a number of topics on different aspects of medical statistics. The authors have provided a basic introduction to the underlying concepts of medical statistics and a guide to the most commonly-used statistical procedures.
Table of Contents
Preface
Handling data
Types of data
Data entry
Error checking and outliers
Displaying data graphically
Describing data (1) - the æaverageÆ
Describing data (2) - the æspreadÆ
Theoretical distributions (1) - the Normal distribution
Theoretical distributions (2) - other distributions
Transformations
Sampling and estimation
Sampling and sampling distributions
Confidence Intervals
Study design
Study design I
Study design II
Clinical trials
Cohort studies
Case-control studies
Hypothesis testing
Hypothesis testing
Errors in hypothesis testing
Basic techniques for analysing dataNumerical data
A single group
Two related groups
Two unrelated groups
More than two groupsCategorical data
A single proportion
Two proportions
More than two categoriesRegression and correlation
Correlation
The theory of linear regression
Performing a linear regression analysis
Multiple linear regression analysis
Binary outcomes and logistic regression31. Rates and Poisson regression
Generalized linear models
Explanatory variables in statistical models
Issues in statistical modelling
Important considerations
Checking assumptions
Sample size calculations
Presenting results
Additional topics
Diagnostic tools
Assessing agreement
Evidence-based medicine
Methods for clustered data
Regression methods clustered data
Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Survival analysis
Bayesian methods
Appendices
Statistical tables
AltmanÆs nomogram for sample size calculations
Typical computer output
Glossary of terms
Index
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