Preface; 1. Introduction; 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; 12. Conclusion; Index.
A nuts-and-bolts guide to research by asking and answering the most basic questions about doing research studies.
"...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 Statistics "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