Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine (häftad)
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3rd ed
OUP Oxford
Peacock, Janet
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236 x 156 x 14 mm
400 g
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49:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine (häftad)

Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine

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Statistical Questions in Evidence-based Medicine is a companion volume to the new edition of An Introduction to Medical Statistics and includes questions and answers which are complementary to the textbook. This new book takes a practical approach that develops an understanding of statistics and suggests appropriate questions to ask about research methods, figures and conclusions and whether they are evidence based. The book is a model of clarity
and common sense in what is frequently an unnecessarily obscure area of science. It looks at the application of and provides a critique of statistics, encouraging an evidence-based approached to medical statistics. Through the critical evaulation of the published medical literature, the text will enable both
students and researchers to understand the appropriate use of descriptive and inferential statistics in study design and when writing papers. The reproduction of short excerpts of material from published papers or summaries of their results are included and they are considered in a question and answer format. The reader can either read through the series of cases and follow through worked examples or work through the book themselves as a series of exercises. The questions are clearly graded,
through the use of icons, in terms of difficulty into standard and postgraduate levels. This book will prove invaluable to students, medical researchers and doctors alike.
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Barts and the London Chronicle, Vol 5, Issue 2 The questions in the book are genuinely stimulating, the answers are thoroughly explained and it is well set out in a simple layout . . . This book really sharpens the mind for the task of critically appraising medical data; an important skill in the culture of evidence-based medicine.

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<br>Martin Bland is Professor of Medical Statistics and Janet Peacock is Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics both in the Department of Public Health Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK.<br>


1: Introduction; 2: The design of experiments; 3: Sampling and observational studies; 4: Summarizing data; 5: Presenting data; 6: Probability; 7: The Normal distribution; 8: Estimation; 9: Significance tests; 10: Comparing the means of small samples; 11: Regression and correlation; 12: Methods based on rank order; 13: The analysis of cross-tabulations; 14: Choosing the statistical method; 15: Clinical measurement; 16: Mortality statistics; 17: Multifactorial methods; 18: Determination of sample size; 19: General questions.