Applied Bayesian Statistical Studies in Biology and Medicine

  • M. Di Bacco
  • G. D’Amore
  • F. Scalfari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. A. Capotorti, S. F. Leite
    Pages 73-88
  3. A. Rinaldi, E. Pacciani, M. Di Bacco
    Pages 239-249

About this book

Introduction

It was written on another occasion· that "It is apparent that the scientific culture, if one means production of scientific papers, is growing exponentially, and chaotically, in almost every field of investigation". The biomedical sciences sensu lato and mathematical statistics are no exceptions. One might say then, and with good reason, that another collection of bio­ statistical papers would only add to the overflow and cause even more confusion. Nevertheless, this book may be greeted with some interest if we state that most of the papers in it are the result of a collaboration between biologists and statisticians, and partly the product of the Summer School th "Statistical Inference in Human Biology" which reaches its 10 edition in 2003 (information about the School can be obtained at the Web site http://www2. stat. unibo. itleventilSito%20scuolalindex. htm). is common experience - and not only This is rather important. Indeed, it in Italy - that encounters between statisticians and researchers are sporadic and hasty. This is not the place to justify this statement, which may sound too severe, as this preface would become much too long. It is sufficient to point out that very often whoever introduces young biologists and medical doctors to inductive reasoning about "data" either does not have a real interest in the concrete and specific meaning of the data or - if intereste- does not have a solid statistical background. In other words, he is usually a "theoretical" statistician or a biological or medical "technician".

Keywords

algorithms biology development hospital human biology Mathematica mathematical statistics population statistical inference statistical methods statistics Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Di Bacco
    • 1
  • G. D’Amore
    • 2
  • F. Scalfari
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze StatischeUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Laboratori di Antropologia, Dipartimento di Bologia Animale e GeneticaUniversità di FirenzeFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Polo Universitario Asti Studi SuperioriItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0217-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7946-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0217-9
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