## Biostatistics: The Bare EssentialsThis book translates biostatistics in the health sciences literature with clarity and irreverence. Students and practitioners alike applaud Biostatistics as the practical guide that exposes them to every statistical test they may encounter, with careful conceptual explanations and a minimum of algebra. This is the third edition. |

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### Contents

SECTION THE FIRST THE NATURE OF DATA AND STATISTICS | 1 |

The Basics | 2 |

Looking at the Data | 7 |

Describing the Data with Numbers | 19 |

The Normal Distribution | 31 |

Probability | 37 |

Elements of Statistical Inference | 46 |

R A P DETECTORS | 63 |

Measuring Change | 177 |

Hierarchical Linear Models | 186 |

Principal Components and Factor Analysis | 194 |

Path Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling | 210 |

R A P DETECTORS | 229 |

SECTION NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS | 236 |

THE FOURTH | 240 |

Tests of Significance for Categorical Frequency Data | 241 |

SECTION ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE THE SECOND | 69 |

Comparing Two Groups | 70 |

More than Two Groups | 75 |

OneWay ANOVA | 77 |

Factorial ANOVA | 90 |

Two Repeated Observations | 101 |

RepeatedMeasures ANOVA | 107 |

Multivariate ANOVA MANOVA | 117 |

R A P DETECTORS | 128 |

SECTION REGRESSION AND CORRELATION THE THIRD | 131 |

Simple Regression and Correlation | 132 |

Multiple Regression | 143 |

Logistic Regression | 159 |

Advanced Topics in Regression and ANOVA | 167 |

Measures of Association for Categorical Data | 253 |

Tests of Significance for Ranked Data | 260 |

Measures of Association for Ranked Data | 268 |

LifeTable Survival Analysis | 274 |

R A P DETECTORS | 290 |

THE FIFTH REPRISE | 295 |

Putting It All Together | 313 |

Getting Started with SPSS | 320 |

Test Yourself Being a Compendium of Questions and Answers | 331 |

References and Further Reading | 347 |

Unabashed Glossary | 355 |

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### References to this book

Chance in Biology: Using Probability to Explore Nature Mark Denny,Steven Gaines No preview available - 2002 |