Concise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals

1st Edition

Abhaya Indrayan, Martin P. Holt

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published November 17, 2016
Reference - 682 Pages - 345 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482243871 - CAT# K23454

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  • More than 1000 biostatistics topics explained, yet the book is concise to be handy for individual users
  • Alternative terms also listed for added clarity
  • Topics relating to community health, mental health, social health are included in addition to the topics relating to clinical medicine, nursing and pharmacy
  • Sharp focus on medical and health applications with easy-to-follow examples and minimum mathematics
  • Conversational language without intricacies for immediate grasp
  • Brief historical background and photographs of prominent statisticians to provide a broader context


Concise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals focuses on conceptual knowledge and practical advice rather than mathematical details, enhancing its usefulness as a reference for medical professionals. The book defines and describes nearly 1000 commonly and not so commonly used biostatistical terms and methods arranged in alphabetical order. These range from simple terms, such as mean and median to advanced terms such as multilevel models and generalized estimating equations. Synonyms or alternative phrases for each topic covered are listed with a reference to the topic.


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