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Ambrosius: Topics in Biostatistics
By Walter T Ambrosius
2007 (1st ed), 528 pages, 71 illus, $100 list
Basic Biostatistics presents a multidisciplinary survey of biostatics methods, each illustrated with hands-on examples. Methods range from descriptive statistics, study design, statistical interference, categorical variables, evaluation of diagnostic tests, comparison of means, linear regression, and logistic regression. More complicated statistical methods are introduced as well.
Bailar: Medical Uses of Statistics
By John Bailar
2009 (3rd ed), 528 pages, $93 list
Medical Uses of Statistics has served as one of the most influential works on the subject for physicians, physicians-in-training, and a myriad of healthcare experts who need a clear idea of the proper application of statistical techniques in clinical studies as well as the implications of their interpretation for clinical practice. This Third Edition maintains the focus on the critical ideas, rather than the mechanics, to give practitioners and students the resources they need to understand the statistical methods they encounter in modern medical literature.
Balakrishnan: Methods and Applications of Statistics in the Life and Health Sciences
By N. Balakrishnan
2009 (1st ed), 864 pages, $195 list
Employing the breadth of coverage from the multifaceted Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, Second Edition (ESS2e), Methods and Applications of Statistics in the Life and Health Sciences outlines the statistical concepts and techniques for application that are essential for understanding data gathered from modern research in the life and health sciences. The book successfully upholds the goals of ESS2e by combining both previously published and newly developed contributions written by over 100 leading experts in a comprehensive, approachable format, making it a desirable resource for students, academics, and researchers.
Bowers: Medical Statistics from Scratch
By David Bowers
2008 (2nd ed), 300 pages, $60 list
This long awaited second edition of this bestseller continues to provide a comprehensive, user friendly, down-to-earth guide to elementary statistics. The book presents a detailed account of the most important procedures for the analysis of data, from the calculation of simple proportions, to a variety of statistical tests, and the use of regression models for modeling of clinical outcomes. The level of mathematics is kept to a minimum to make the material easily accessible to the novice, and a multitude of illustrative cases are included in every chapter, drawn from the current research literature. The new edition has been completely revised and updated and includes new chapters on basic quantitative methods, measuring survival, measurement scales, diagnostic testing, bayesian methods, meta-analysis and systematic reviews.
Campbell: Medical Statistics: A Textbook for the Health Sciences
By Michael J Campbell, David Machin and Stephen Walters
2007 (4th ed), 344 pages, $38 list
Provides students and practitioners with a clear, concise introduction to the statistics they will come across in their regular reading of clinical papers
Dytham: Choosing and Using Statistics: A Biologist's Guide
By Calvin Dytham
2011, 320 pages, $41 list
Choosing and Using Statistics remains an invaluable guide for students using a computer package to analyse data from research projects and practical class work. The text takes a pragmatic approach to statistics with a strong focus on what is actually needed. There are chapters giving useful advice on the basics of statistics and guidance on the presentation of data. The book is built around a key to selecting the correct statistical test and then gives clear guidance on how to carry out the test and interpret the output from four commonly used computer packages: SPSS, Minitab, Excel, and (new to this edition) the free program, R. Only the basics of formal statistics are described and the emphasis is on jargon-free English but any unfamiliar words can be looked up in the extensive glossary. This new 3rd edition of Choosing and Using Statistics is a must for all students who use a computer package to apply statistics in practical and project work.
Emden: Statistics for Terrified Biologists
By Helmut van Emden
2008 (1st ed), 360 pages, $40 list
Now for the first time, there’s a textbook aimed at demystifying statistical formulae for the average biology student, presented using straightforward, jargon-free language.
Freeman: How to Display Data
By Jenny Freeman, Stephen Walters and Michael J Campbell
2008 (1st ed), 120 pages, $34 list
This new addition to the popular “How to” series explains how to present data in journal articles, grant applications or research presentations clearly, accurately and logically, increasing the chances of successful publication.
Harris: Medical Statistics Made Easy
By H. Harris
2008 (1st ed), 136 pages, $27 list
Medical Statistics Made Easy 2nd edition continues to provide medical students and professionals with the easiest possible explanations of the key statistical techniques used throughout the medical literature. Featuring a new section on Bayesian statistics, and a comprehensive updating of the 'Statistics at work' section, this new edition retains a consistent, concise, and user-friendly format. Each technique is graded for ease of use and frequency of appearance in the mainstream medical journals.
Indrayan: Medical Biostatistics
By Abhaya Indrayan
2012 (3rd ed), 1024 pages, $130 list
Encyclopedic in breadth, yet practical and concise, Medical Biostatistics, Third Edition focuses on the statistical aspects of medicine with a medical perspective, showing the utility of biostatistics as a tool to manage many medical uncertainties. The author concludes "Just as results of medical tests, statistical results can be false negative or false positive".
Katz: Multivariable Analysis
By Michelle Katz
2011 (3rd ed), 250 pages, 30 illus, $66 list
Now in its third edition, this highly successful text has been fully revised and updated with expanded sections on cutting-edge techniques including Poisson regression, negative binomial regression, multinomial logistic regression and proportional odds regression. As before, it focuses on easy-to-follow explanations of complicated multivariable techniques. It is the perfect introduction for all clinical researchers. It describes how to perform and interpret multivariable analysis, using plain language rather than complex derivations and mathematical formulae. It focuses on the nuts and bolts of performing research, and prepares the reader to set up, perform and interpret multivariable models. Numerous tables, graphs and tips help to demystify the process of performing multivariable analysis. The text is illustrated with many up-to-date examples from the medical literature on how to use multivariable analysis in clinical practice and in research.
Kirkwood: Essentials of Medical Statistics
By Betty Kirkwood
2001 (2nd ed), 288 pages, $59 list
The second edition of Essential Medical Statistics has been comprehensively revised and updated to include modern statistical methods and modern approaches to statistical analysis, while retaining the approachable and non-mathematical style of the first edition. The book now includes full coverage of the most commonly used regression models, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, Poisson regression and Cox regression, as well as a chapter on general issues in regression modelling. In addition, new chapters introduce more advanced topics such as meta-analysis, likelihood, bootstrapping and robust standard errors, and analysis of clustered data.
Lang: How to Report Statistics in Medicine
By Thomas Lang
2006 (2nd ed), 490 pages, $65 list
How to Report Statistics in Medicine presents a comprehensive and comprehensible set of guidelines for reporting the statistical analyses and research designs and activities commonly used in biomedical research. Containing elements of a reference book, a style manual, a dictionary, an encyclopedia, and a text book, it is the standard guide in the fields of medical writing, scientific publications, and evidence-based medicine throughout the world. Features: Specific, detailed guidelines for reporting and interpreting statistics and research designs and activities in biomedical science. Sample presentations that guide you in reporting statistics correctly and completely. Coverage of current and emerging topics in statistics and trial design. Written by a senior medical writer and a senior biostatistician, the text is both clear and accurate, and the information is complete and pragmatic. Designed for anyone who needs to interpret or report statistics in medicine.
Motulsky: Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking
By Harvey Motulsky
2010 (2nd ed), 512 pages, $65 list
Intuitive Biostatistics is both an introduction and review of statistics.
Peacock: Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics
By Janet Peacock
2011 (1st ed), 544 pages, $48 list
Written in an easily accessible style, the Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics provides doctors and medical students with a concise and thorough account of this often difficult subject. It promotes understanding and interpretation of statistical methods across a wide range of topics, from study design and sample size considerations, through t- and chi-squared tests, to complex multifactor analyses, using examples from published research. References for further reading are given for more information on specific topics.
Peat: Medical Statistics
By Jennifer Peat
2005 (1st ed), 338 pages, $90 list
This hands-on guide is much more than a basic medical statistics introduction. It equips you with the statistical tools required for evidence-based clinical research.
Petrie: Medical Statistics at a Glance
By Aviva Petrie
2009 (3rd ed), 180 pages, $42 list
Medical Statistics at a Glance is a concise and accessible introduction and revision aid for this complex subject. The self-contained chapters explain the underlying concepts of medical statistics and provide a guide to the most commonly used statistical procedures.
Petrie: Medical Statistics at a Glance Workbook
By Aviva Petrie
2013 (2nd ed), 120 pages, $28 list
This comprehensive workbook contains a variety of self-assessment methods that allow readers to test their statistical knowledge, put it into practice, and apply it in a medical context, while also providing guidance when critically appraising published literature. It is designed to support the best-selling third edition of Medical Statistics at a Glance, to which it is fully cross-referenced, but may be used independently of it.
Riffenburgh: Statistics in Medicine
By Robert Riffenburgh
2012 (3rd ed), 738 pages, $75 list
Statistics in Medicine, Third Edition makes medical statistics easy to understand by students, practicing physicians, and researchers. The book begins with databases from clinical medicine and uses such data to give multiple worked-out illustrations of every method. The text opens with how to plan studies from conception to publication and what to do with your data, and follows with step-by-step instructions for biostatistical methods from the simplest levels (averages, bar charts) progressively to the more sophisticated methods now being seen in medical articles (multiple regression, noninferiority testing). Examples are given from almost every medical specialty and from dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and health care management. A preliminary guide is given to tailor sections of the text to various lengths of biostatistical courses.
Scott: Statistics for Health Care Professionals
By Ian Scott
2005 (1st ed), 248 pages, $68 list
Statistics for Health Care Professionals is an accessible guide to understanding statistics within health care practice. Focusing on quantitative approaches to investigating problems, the book introduces the basic rules and principles of statistics.

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