Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 December 2013

576 Pages | 116 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199946648

Bookseller Code (04)

Intuitive Biostatistics

A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking

Third Edition

Harvey Motulsky

New to this Edition:

  • New chapter 2: The complexities of probability. Statistical thinking is based on understanding the basic concepts of probability, so this chapter explains the basics.
  • New chapter 43: Meta-analysis. Combining results of many studies, meta-analysis, is becoming more and more common. This chapter helps you understand a published meta-analysis.
  • Emphasis on how to avoid common mistakes. Most chapters have sections on common mistakes, and Chapter 45 has been completely rewritten to focus on statistical traps to avoid.
  • Summary of terminology. Each chapter now ends with a list of terms introduced in that chapter. Much of the challenge in learning statistics is learning the terminology, and these lists will make it easier.
  • More Q&A sections. The question and answer sections of the second edition were popular, so they have been expanded and included in more chapters.
  • End of chapter summaries. Each chapter now ends with a list of the most important points you should remember.
  • More topics. Expanded coverage of new topics, including pseudoreplicates, genome-wide association studies, primary vs. secondary outcomes in clinical trials, researchers degrees of freedom, P-hacking, multiplicity adjusted P values, and more.

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