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Medical Statistics from A to Z
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From 'Abcissa' to 'Zygosity determination' - this accessible introduction to the terminology of medical statistics describes more than 1500 terms all clearly explained, illustrated and defined in non-technical language, without any mathematical formulae! With the majority of terms revised and updated and the addition of more than 100 brand new definitions, this new edition will enable medical students to quickly grasp the meaning of any of the statistical terms they encounter when reading the medical literature. Furthermore, annotated comments are used judiciously to warn the unwary of some of the common pitfalls that accompany some cherished biomedical statistical techniques. Wherever possible, the definitions are supplemented with a reference to further reading where the reader may gain a deeper insight, so whilst the definitions are easily disgestible, they also provide a stepping stone to a more sophisticated comprehension. Statistical terminology can be quite bewildering for clinicians: this guide will be a lifesaver.


‘The book is an excellent reference for doctors and students working in different areas, such as the pharmaceutical industry, epidemiology, psychology or genetics.’

Source: Pharmaceutical Statistics

‘Everitt’s book is very good as a first point of reference. In some cases, the entries in this book would be all that is required to help a clinician or medical student understand some of the terminology or graphs in a journal paper.’

Source: Epidemiology and Infection

‘I recommend this book as a useful reference text that provides a user-friendly guide on terminology employed in the field of medical statistics. It should be useful for medical students, clinicians, and even medical researchers.’

Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal

‘This book will be a valuable resource for public health practitioners, medics and non-medics alike, individually or as part of a unit’s library.’

Source: Journal of Public Health

'A clearly written, much illustrated text for clinicians and students.'

Source: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

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