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Foundations of Biostatistics

  • M. Ataharul Islam
  • Abdullah Al-Shiha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 1-37
  3. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 39-72
  4. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 73-102
  5. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 103-135
  6. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 137-154
  7. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 155-187
  8. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 189-231
  9. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 233-275
  10. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 277-343
  11. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 345-371
  12. M. Ataharul Islam, Abdullah Al-Shiha
    Pages 373-420
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 421-463

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a comprehensive guide to essential techniques and methods in biostatistics, addressing the underlying concepts to aid in comprehension. The use of biostatistics techniques has increased manifold in the recent past, due to their suitability for applications in a wide range of problems in various fields. This book helps learners grasp the materials in detail, equipping them to use biostatistics techniques independently and confidently. The book starts with a summary of background materials, followed by methods and techniques. As such, with only minimum guidance from teachers, this book can provide materials for self-learning of biostatistics techniques with a deeper level of understanding.  The first two chapters focus on fundamental concepts, sources of data, data types, organization of data, and descriptive statistics, followed by the basic probability concepts, distributions and sampling distributions needed in order to combine descriptive statistics with inferential techniques. Estimation and tests of hypotheses are illustrated in two separate chapters. Important measures of association, linear regression, analysis of variance and logistic regression, and proportional hazards models are then presented systematically, ensuring that the book covers the topics most essential to students and users of biostatistics in connection with a wide range of applications in various fields. The book has been carefully structured, and the content is presented in a sequence covering the essential background in a highly systematic manner, supporting the learning process by presenting theory and applications that complement one another.

Keywords

Biostatistics Introduction to Statistics Descriptive Statistics Introduction to Probability Inferential Statistics Basic Statistics Foundation of Statistics Health Statistics Medical Statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • M. Ataharul Islam
    • 1
  • Abdullah Al-Shiha
    • 2
  1. 1.ISRTUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Statistics and Operations ResearchCollege of Science, King Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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