Principles of Medical Statistics | PDF 24 Mb
The goal of the text is to get biomedical readers to think about data and statistical procedures, rather than learn a set of “cook-book recipes.” In many statistics books aimed at medical students or biomedical researchers, the readers are believed to have either little interest or limited attention. They are then offered a simple, superficial account of the most common doctrines and applications of statistical theory. The “get-it-over-withquickly” approach has been encouraged and often necessitated by the short time given to statistics in modern biomedical education. The curriculum is supposed to provide fundamental background for the later careers of medical and other graduate students, but the heavily stressed “basic science” topics are usually cellular and molecular biology.