Author:
Harvey Motulsky

ISBN 13:
9780199730063

ISBN 10:
199730067

Edition:
2nd Revised & enlarged

Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Publication Date:
2010-01-20

Format:
Paperback

Pages:
508

List Price:
$68.95

Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of **Intuitive Biostatistics** retains and refines the core perspectives of the previous edition: **a focus on how to interpret statistical results** rather than on how to analyze data, minimal use of equations, and a detailed review of assumptions and common mistakes. **Intuitive Biostatistics,** Completely Revised Second Edition, provides a clear introduction to statistics for undergraduate and graduate students and also serves as a statistics refresher for working scientists.

**NEW TO THIS EDITION:**

• **Chapter 1** shows how our intuitions lead us to misinterpret data, thus explaining the need for statistical rigor.

• **Chapter 11** explains the lognormal distribution, an essential topic omitted from many other statistics books.

• **Chapter 21** contrasts testing for equivalence with testing for differences.

• **Chapters 22, 23, and 40** explore the pervasive problem of multiple comparisons.

• **Chapters 24 and 25** review testing for normality and outliers.

• **Chapter 35** shows how statistical hypothesis testing can be understood as comparing the fits of alternative models.

• **Chapters 37 and 38** provide a brief introduction to multiple, logistic, and proportional hazards regression.

• **Chapter 46** reviews one example in great depth, reviewing numerous statistical concepts and identifying common mistakes.

• **Chapter 47** includes 49 multi-part problems, with answers fully discussed in Chapter 48.

• **New "Q and A"** sections throughout the book review key concepts.