In line with the other books in the at a Glance series, Medical Statistics at a Glance leads the reader through a number of self-contained topics, each covering a different aspect of medical statistics. The majority of these use the standard ‘At a Glance’ format of two pages per topic.
The 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 more familiar I have become with this book, the more I appreciate the clear presentation and unthreatening prose. It is now a valuable compnaion to my formal statistics course.” International Journal of Epidemiology
“I heartily recommend it, especially to first years, but it’s equally appropriate for an intercalated BSc or Postgraduate research. If statistics give you headaches – buy it. If statistics are all you think about – buy it.” GKT Gazette
“As one who generally has not got a clue when it comes to statistics, this is a book I would definitely recommend on the basis of accessibility.” Surgo: Glasgow University Medical School Gazette
“This book allows the student to teach himself and is a very good long-term source of reference.” Cambridge Medicine – Jan 2001
“This book helped me a lot in refreshing ideas and was actually enjoyable to read. I am indebted to the book for being ale to complete the statistical analysis of data from my project.” Cambridge Medicine
- Author(s): Aviva Petrie, Caroline Sabin
- Number of pages: 138 pages
- ISBN-10: 0632050756
- ISBN-13: 978-0632050758
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1st Edition (August 15, 2000)
- Language: English