Princeton University Library Catalog

Basic biostatistics : statistics for public health practice / B. Burt Gerstman.

Author:
Gerstman, B. Burt [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2008.
Description:
xvii, 557 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
"Basic Biostatistics is a concise, introductory text that covers biostatistical principles and focuses on the common types of data encountered in public health and biomedical fields. The text puts equal emphasis on exploratory and confirmatory statistical methods. Sampling, exploratory data analysis, estimation, hypothesis testing, and power and precision are covered through detailed, illustrative examples." "With language, examples, and exercises that are accessible to students with modest mathematical backgrounds, this is the perfect introductory biostatistics text for undergraduates and graduates in various fields of public health."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Pt. I. General concept and techniques -- Ch. 1. Measurement -- Ch. 2. Types of studies -- Ch. 3. Frequency distributions -- Ch. 4. Summary statistics -- Ch. 5. Probability concepts -- Ch. 6. Binomial probability distributions -- Ch. 7. Normal probability distributions -- Ch. 8. Introduction to statistical inference -- Ch. 9. Basics of hypothesis testing -- Ch. 10. Basics of confidence intervals -- Pt. II. Quantitative response variable -- Ch. 11. Inference about a mean -- Ch. 12. Comparing independent means -- Ch. 13. Comparing several means (one-way ANOVA) -- Ch. 14. Correlation and regression -- Ch. 15. Multiple linear regression -- Pt. III. Categorical response variable -- Ch. 16. Inference about a proportion -- Ch. 17. Comparing two proportions -- Ch. 18. Cross-tabulated counts -- Ch. 19. Stratified 2-by-2 tables.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780763735807 (alk. paper)
  • 0763735809 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2007003334
OCLC:
81252676
RCP:
C - S