Thursday, 10 January 2008

Medical Statistics: a textbook for the health sciences by Mike Cambell, David Machin and Stephen Walters

This work provides students and practitioners with a clear, concise introduction to the statistics they will come across in their regular reading of clinical papers. Written by three experts with wide teaching and consulting experience, "Medical Statistics: A Textbook for the Health Sciences, Fourth Edition": assumes no prior knowledge of statistics; covers all essential statistical methods; completely revised, updated and expanded; includes numerous examples and exercises on the interpretation of the statistics in papers published in medical journals. From the reviews of the previous edition: "The book has several excellent features: it is written by statisticians, is...well presented, is well referenced...and is short." - "The Lancet". "Many statisticians are concerned at the generally poor standard of statistics in papers published in medical journals. Perhaps this could be remedied if more research workers would spare a few hours to read through Campbell and Machin's book." - British Medical Journal. "...a simple, interesting and insightful introduction to medical statistics...highly recommended." - "Statistical Methods in Medical Research". "Campbell and Machin found the golden mean...this book can be recommended for all students and all medical researchers." - "ISCB Newsletter" .

Available now for loan from ScHARR library or buy a personal copy from Blackwells Bookshop. Price £18.50

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