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Principles of Biostatistics (with CD-ROM) Hardcover – March 9, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0534229023 ISBN-10: 0534229026 Edition: 2nd

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  • Series: Principles of Biostatistics
  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 2 edition (March 9, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0534229026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534229023
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I like the approach taken by these authors. The data examples are timely and fit well into a Public Health format...The statistical graphics are well handled in this text."

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I hope a few rotten classroom experiences will not discourage other customers from buying this book.
Esther Maria Bonnici
Using this book requires having a basic understanding of the language and symbols of mathematics, as well as, the willingness to learn new mathematical concepts.
John Parker
Let me just start by saying I really like math, but this book did not help me to learn biostatistics at all.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Michael R. Chernick on February 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Like Rosner's book by the same publisher, this text is an introductory text by Harvard professors who teach medical students. It seems to be in competition with Rosner's book which makes me wonder why the same publisher is publishing them both. The style is different but the market and level of the two books seem to be the same. Both texts include diskettes with data for PCs. Both books are well written and cover mostly the same topics. The Pagano text seems to go into a little more detail on contingency tables and survival analysis. Both contain lists of valuable references.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By another frustrated student on December 14, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Let me just start by saying I really like math, but this book did not help me to learn biostatistics at all. It doesn't explain the issues and equations very well and it has absolutly no answers in the back to check with yours, that's a whole other book...and that only has answers to the odds. Perhaps this would be a decent book for anyone who already has a handle on the subject and wants to learn more, but if this is your first exposure to biostatistics, like me, try another source to learn from, this book makes a difficult subject near impossible.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Frustrated post-doc on December 3, 2004
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I'm a postdoctoral level biomedical researcher who has used many other biostatistics books before. This book is currently used for entry-level biostatistics at my School of Public Health. The bonus is that this book is geared towards epidemiology (eg, there is a chapter on rates and standardization), and I liked the CDROM that comes with the book and contains datasets.

Unfortunately, the authors have chosen to derive many key concepts from probability theory. This is fine if you are comfortable with probability concepts. However, most students with background in social sciences are not: thus I found that this approach often adds an unnecessary level of complexity.

Most of the examples are long-winded, dragging on from page to page - flipping back and forth is extremely frustrating, and the layout makes it difficult to grasp what the point of each example is. Also, the long-winded style makes this book a poor desk reference if you just quickly need to check a formula or definition. Sadly I have to say that I very rarely use this $100 book - there are plenty of more accessible and succinct entry-level texts that cost a fraction of this volume. And yes, Google is better learning tool than this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SoozMarie on September 26, 2010
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This book is the gold standard in my department (Public Health at the Uni of Utah), but I'm not overly impressed. At times it is concise to a fault. I think there could be a few more examples and more general information about application of these operations in the real world.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JW on April 24, 2012
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This book is one of the worst math books I've ever encountered. The book is written in a flow of consciousness style, with explanations thrown into the middle of other explanations. When you sit through lecture explaining the same concepts, it would be nice to use the book as reference to flip through, glance at, and touch up on areas you are weak, but with this book, you're forced to read pages of text just to find what you're looking for.

Ideas and concepts are organized into sections, but the sections can span pages, so if you find the equation you're looking for on one page, the variables and concepts contained within it could be contained in other equations and paragraphs on 1-3 pages before it.

Overall, not a good reference book, just horrible. Don't buy this book unless it's required for your course and homework is assigned out of it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ninjasuperstar on December 19, 2009
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This could have been a great text. The chapter writing is detailed and provides interesting examples so that you understand the formulas and concepts being presented. Then you get to the problem sets, and half of the problems seem to have been written for a different textbook. I spent more time trying to figure out what was being asked of me then I did actually solving problems. And then there is the CD. The information on the text files is not properly formatted in a manner that is useful.

In the end, I was frustrated trying to learn from a text that makes language a barrier rather than a facilitator.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Smith on March 30, 2008
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Bought this off Amazon for the cheapest price for my intro Stat class. Overall, it wasn't that bad because my professor explained the topics in it very well, however, if not for her, the notes and explanation section in the book are much too verbose and lacking good, clear examples. For instance, my Calculus textbook notes section before chapter problems has at least 2-3 problems for every type in varying difficulty whereas this only has one explanation contained in paragraphs.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By gpatama on November 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book make me think of standard matchmatic workbook in primary school era. It's great for reliablity and validity - ground important basics of biostatistics.The most helpful chapter is 9: confidence interval, this book's figure "sets of 95%CI from z and t distribution" is really make sense. However, I agree that book's organization might not attractive for reader who are clinician. I would appreciate discussion when and why use such statistic tests rather than follow (indeed skipping) so many algebras.
Exercise with dataset in CD is also valueable. Doing exercise before read content help me to concentrate and put efffort on what I really want to know. The last but not least, I do encourage the publisher of next edition to have alternative more affordable-paperback. I notice that 150+ USD push many classmates to order indian edition instead.
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