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Basic statistics and epidemiology; a practical guide, 3d ed.


Basic statistics and epidemiology; a practical guide, 3d ed.

Stewart, Antony.

Radcliffe Publishing


200 pages




This plain-language introduction to the use of statistics in public health and epidemiology requires no previous knowledge of statistics, making it accessible to a wide readership of doctors, nurses, health managers, researchers, and students; it will also be useful for those involved in public health, epidemiology, healthcare evaluation, clinical audit, and clinical effectiveness. The text's 31 short chapters contain step-by-step instructions for performing statistical calculations, illustrated with practical examples. Coverage progresses from basic subjects such as random sampling and presenting data, through advanced topics such as correlation and linear regression, measuring association in epidemiology, measuring disease frequency, and evidence-based healthcare. The text includes a glossary, statistical tables, and exercises with explained answers. This third edition contains new coverage of statistical power and sample size. The book is distributed in the US by BookMasters.

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