"This is an excellent text for teaching an introductory course in biostatistics and for those interested in self-study." (The American Statistician
, November 2008)
“This book seems to me to be a very useful course text for an audience of students in the health sciences.” (Biometrics, December 2008)
"This is an excellent text for teaching an introductory course in biostatistics and for those interested in self-study." (The American Statistician, November 2008)
"…this reviewer recommends without any reservation this book for an introductory course in medical statistics." (MAA Reviews, December 28, 2007)
From the Back Cover
Now in its fourth edition, this book is an updated and expanded version of a best seller in medical statistics. It is a concise, clearly written introduction to statistical terms and methods used in medicine.
Many medical and health science students will have some knowledge of statistics when they take up their courses. However this knowledge is often general in nature and not relevant to a medical environment. Medical Statistics: A Textbook for the Health Sciences , Fourth Edition provides students and practitioners with a clear, readable introduction to the statistics they will come across in their regular reading of clinical papers. References to real examples and published papers are used throughout as part of the teaching element of the book
Review of the Third Edition
"a simple, interesting and insightful introduction to medical statistics...highly recommended." Statistical Methods in Medical Research
- comprehensive coverage of the essential statistical methods.
- worked examples and exercises on the interpretation of the statistics in papers published in medical journals.
- written by three experts with wide teaching and consulting experience.
- excellent layout of information, learning objectives, test questions and answers all serving to promote the book’s proven effectiveness as a learning tool