Statistics at Square One
by T D V Swinscow
Publisher: BMJ Books 2002
Number of pages: 168
This is one of the bestselling introductions to medical statistics of all time. The book summarizes in a friendly manner basic statistical concepts and points out many frequently made statistical errors. This edition has been revised throughout, especially in the areas of binary data to deal with relative risk., absolute risk and the evidence-based criteria of numbers need to treat. Each chapter now has a section on reading and reporting statistics, and self testing at the end of each section makes this an ideal learning tool.
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by Stephen J. Milloy - Cato Institute
Unscientific public health research costs US consumers billions of dollars each year but does nothing to improve the well being of Americans. This is a humorous tongue-in-cheek guide to getting ahead in the field without wasting time on real science.
by Helen P. Rogers - Wellington Pubns
The author has chosen to use a question-answer format in order to make the often complex subject matter, easier and more enjoyable to read. Q and A is not a dialogue between real people -- the author has provided the dialogue for both.
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