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This book takes the reader through the entire research process: choosing a question, designing a study, collecting the data, using univariate, bivariate and multivariable analysis, and publishing the results. It does so by using plain language rather than complex derivations and mathematical formulas. It focuses on the nuts and bolts of performing research by asking and answering the most basic questions about doing research studies. Making good use of numerous tables, graphs and tips, this book helps to demystify the process. A generous number of up-to-date examples from the clinical literature give an illustrated and practical account of how to use multivariable analysis.Read more
- Provides a conceptual understanding in a non mathematical way
- Nuts and bolts practical approach for clinical relevance
- Provides answers to basic questions
Reviews & endorsements
"...Include a wealth of practical advice and could serve as a valuable addition to the statistical training of doctors."
Robert W. Hayden, Journal of Biopharmaceutical StatisticsSee more reviews
"The book starts at the beginning of research itself, with advice on selecting a research question and comparisons of different study types and designs.... Biostatisticians might want to keep [Katz's] books on hand to lend to colleagues..."
Biometrics, March 2007
"The book succeeds in providing a comprehensive overview of the nuts and bolts of clinical research in a concise, readable package. The author presents information in a style that is light and enjoyable to read, and he excels at explaining tedious topics with a generous amount of appropriate anecdotes."
American College of Physicians, 2007, Halcyon Skinner, PhD, MPH - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Public Health
"Succeeds in providing a comprehensive overview of the nuts and bolts of clinical research in a concise, readable package."
Annals of Internal Medicine
"The exposition... is greatly enhanced by the author's choice of excellent examples demonstrating many of the methodologies, including relevant tables and figures, culled and referenced from the clinical literature... a useful introduction to a novice investigator, especially for those with little access to a biostatistician."
Charles L. Liss, Merck Research Labs for The American Statistician
"This book is full of excellent practical advice. I would recommend this book to anyone who teaches statistics in the health sciences. They will find it most useful."
Daniel W. Byrne, Vanderbuilt University for Teaching Statistics in Health Sciences Newsletter
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- Date Published: July 2006
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521534079
- length: 202 pages
- dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11 mm
- weight: 0.37kg
- contains: 23 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Designing a study
3. Data management
4. Univariate statistics
5. Bivariate statistics
6. Multivariable statistics
7. Sample size calculation
8. Diagnostic and prognostic studies
9. Limitations of statistics
10. Special topics
11. Writing up the study for publication
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