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Encyclopaedic Companion to Medical Statistics - download pdf or read online

By Brian S. Everitt, Christopher Palmer

ISBN-10: 0470684194

ISBN-13: 9780470684191

Statistical technique is of significant value to clinical examine and medical perform. The Encyclopaedic better half to clinical facts includes readable money owed of the most important issues crucial to present study and perform. every one access has been written by way of anyone selected for either their services within the box and their skill to speak statistical recommendations effectively to scientific researchers. actual examples from the biomedical literature and suitable illustrations function in lots of entries and vast cross–referencing signposts the reader to comparable entries.Key Features:Contains money owed of over four hundred statistical themes principal to present scientific research.80% of first variation entries up-to-date and revised.Presents the newest strategies used on the leading edge of clinical research.Covers universal blunders in statistical analyses in medicine.Real examples from the biomedical literature and appropriate illustrations function throughout.Contains contributions from over 70 specialists within the field.Medical researchers, researchers and practitioners in clinical learn and data will profit enormously from this ebook.

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