Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to medical research.
Chapter 2. Study designs in medical research.
Chapter 3. Summarizing data & presenting data in tables & graphs.
Chapter 4. Probability & related topics for making inferences about data.
Chapter 5. Research questions about one group.
Chapter 6. Research questions about two separate or independent groups.
Chapter 7. Research questions about means in three or more groups.
Chapter 8. Research questions about relationships among variables.
Chapter 9. Analyzing research questions about survival.
Chapter 10. Statistical methods for multiple variables.
Chapter 11. Survey research.
Chapter 12. Methods of evidence-based medicine and decision analysis.
Chapter 13. Reading the medical literature.
Appendix a: tables.
Appendix b: answers to exercises.
Appendix c: flowcharts for relating research questions to statistical methods.
References. A comprehensive user-friendly introduction to biostatistics and epidemiology applied to medicine, clinical practice, and research. Features "Presenting Problems" (case studies) drawn from studies published in the medical literature, end-of-chapter, and a CD-ROM with data sets and statistical software programs.