Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences, Second Edition
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Gerald Van Belle, Lloyd D. Fisher, Patrick J. Heagerty, Thomas Lumley
Published Online: 30 SEP 2004
Print ISBN: 9780471031857
Online ISBN: 9780471602392
Book Series: Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics
Series Editor(s): Walter A. Shewhart, Samuel S. Wilks
About this Book
A respected introduction to biostatistics, thoroughly updated and revised
The first edition of Biostatistics: A Methodology for the Health Sciences has served professionals and students alike as a leading resource for learning how to apply statistical methods to the biomedical sciences. This substantially revised Second Edition brings the book into the twenty-first century for today's aspiring and practicing medical scientist.
This versatile reference provides a wide-ranging look at basic and advanced biostatistical concepts and methods in a format calibrated to individual interests and levels of proficiency. Written with an eye toward the use of computer applications, the book examines the design of medical studies, descriptive statistics, and introductory ideas of probability theory and statistical inference; explores more advanced statistical methods; and illustrates important current uses of biostatistics.
New to this edition are discussions of
- Longitudinal data analysis
- Randomized clinical trials
- Bayesian statistics
- The bootstrap method
Enhanced by a companion Web site providing data sets, selected problems and solutions, and examples from such current topics as HIV/AIDS, this is a thoroughly current, comprehensive introduction to the field.