Develop the statistical tools needed in the allied health fields
Anyone entering the allied health field needs to have a working understanding of how data can be turned into useful information. Now in its ninth edition, Wayne W. Daniel’s Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences provides a comprehensive introduction to biostatistics as it is used in the biological sciences.
Designed for the undergraduate and graduate student across a range of fields, from the health disciplines to forestry and animal husbandry, the text takes an applied and computer-oriented approach to its topical coverage. Its chapters take you from the basic concepts of probability through hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation, the analysis of variance, chi-square distribution, nonparametric and distribution-free statistics, and more.
This new edition adds much new and expanded material, including such features as:
Suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as health professionals seeking a reference on statistical methodology, this text requires only modest proficiency in algebra. Coverage includes descriptive statistics, the foundations of statistical inference, and inferential statistics. New topics to this edition include inter quartile range, Bayes's theorem, screening tests, resistant line (Tukey's line), and survival analysis. In addition, real data is more extensively used to illustrate concepts and information intended for students using calculators has been deleted. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.