Although the book ‘Biostatistics Simplified’ is not written in ‘question-answer’ format, one can find answer to almost any question posed in any exam/entrance exam (like MBBS final exam, PG entrance in India, US-MLE, etc.) somewhere in the book. Many clinicians are not actually producers of studies involving statistics/ biostatistics, but almost all will be consumers. They must read the medical literature to keep up-to-date and they will find many papers contain a good deal of statistical analysis. I hope that the book will prove useful to all medical/health personnel (students of any specialty, faculty of all disciplines including nursing and other pre-, paramedical) for all purposes (above mentioned both or all exams).
No special background knowledge is required to understand this text. However, when essential, some algebra and notations are used. I have tried to explain all statistical concepts in simple terms. Any further reduction in length of text would have lead to loosing the vigor of the subject but, nevertheless, all fundamental concepts and important terms are covered.
I am grateful to M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi (particularly Tarun Duneja, Director - Publishing) for their active co-operation.
Table of Contents
- Data Description
- Sample to Population
- Study Designs
- Confidence Intervals and Logic of Tests of Significance
- Inference: Quantitative Variables
- Inference: Qualitative Variables (Categorical Data Analysis)
- Correlation and Regression
- Vital Statistics