Principles of Biostatistics
Marcello Pagano and Kimberlee Gauvreau’s PRINCIPLES OF BIOSTATISTICS, Second Edition is a concepts-based introduction to statistical procedures that prepares public health, medical, and life sciences students to conduct and evaluate research. With an engaging writing style and helpful graphics, the emphasis is on concepts over formulas or rote memorization. Throughout the book, the authors use practical, interesting examples with real data to bring the material to life.
(Duxbury) Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. A concepts-based textbook to statistical procedures that prepares public health, medical, and life sciences students to conduct and evaluate research. Emphasis on concepts over rote memorization. System requirements: Windows 95 or later. Previous edition: c1993.
another good introductory biostatistics book, August 8, 2000
Like Rosner’s book by the same publisher, this text is an introductory text by Harvard professors who teach medical students. It seems to be in competition with Rosner’s book which makes me wonder why the same publisher is publishing them both. The style is different but the market and level of the two books seem to be the same. Both texts include diskettes with data for PCs. Both books are well written and cover mostly the same topics. The Pagano text seems to go into a little more detail on contingency tables and survival analysis. Both contain lists of valuable references.