Chapter 1. Introduction: The Role and Relevance of Statistics, Genetics and Epidemiology in Medicine
Published Online: 31 OCT 2008
Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists: A Practical Approach
How to Cite
Elston, R. C. and Johnson, W. D. (2008) Introduction: The Role and Relevance of Statistics, Genetics and Epidemiology in Medicine, in Basic Biostatistics for Geneticists and Epidemiologists: A Practical Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470740781.ch1
- Published Online: 31 OCT 2008
- Published Print: 24 OCT 2007
Print ISBN: 9780470024898
Online ISBN: 9780470740781
- deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning;
- scientific method;
- statistical inference;
- variability, reliability of data;
- population data, population parameter, sample data, sample estimate;
- autosomes, chromosomes, X chromosome, Y chromosome;
- genotype, phenotype;
- alleles, polymorphism, mutation, variant;
- homozygous, homozygote, heterozygous, heterozygote;
- locus, loci, diallelic, biallelic, haplotype;
- epidemic, epidemiology;
- factors, demographic, economic, genetic, social, temporal;
- frequency of disease;
- built environment
This chapter contains sections titled:
What Exactly Is (Are) Statistics?
Reasons for Understanding Statistics
What Exactly is Genetics?
What Exactly is Epidemiology?
How Can a Statistician Help Geneticists and Epidemiologists?
Disease Prevention versus Disease Therapy
A Few Examples: Genetics, Epidemiology and Statistical Inference