Basic & Clinical Biostatistics (LANGE Basic Science)

Basic & Clinical Biostatistics (LANGE Basic Science) 



  • Beth Dawson
  • Robert G. Trapp
  • Robert Trapp


  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 4 edition (April 2, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071410171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071410175
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.48 pounds

Book Description 

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. 

Book Info

Southern Illinois Univ., Springfield. Brandon/Hill Medical List selection (#615). Textbook introduces statistics as it applies to medicine. Covers the basics of biostatistics and quantitative methods in epidemiology and clinical applications in evidence-based medicine and decision-making methods. Previous edition: c2001. Softcover.  

From the Back Cover

The ideal way to develop sound judgment about data applicable to clinical care.
*First choice of students, educators, and practitioners
*A thorough, meaningful, and interesting presentation of biostatistics
*Helps students become informed users and consumers of biostatistics

" ... Readers may 'learn' and then 'do' immediately ... I learned a lot from this book."
—Online review of the Third Edition

Learn to evaluate and apply statistics in medicine, medical research, and all health-related fields.
*Emphasis on the basics of biostatistics and epidemiology and the clinical applications in evidence-based medicine and decision-making methods
*NEW chapter on survey research
*Expanded discussion of logistic regression, the Cox model, and other multivariate statistical methods
*Key Concepts in each chapter pinpoint essential information
*Presenting Problems drawn from studies in the medical literature that illustrate the various statistical methods
*CD-ROM with NCSS statistical software, procedures, and data sets from the presenting problems
*End-of-chapter exercises
*Multiple-choice final practice exam 

About the Author(s)

Beth Dawson, PhD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Robert G. Trapp, MD, Springfield, IL  



Good Primer, August 17, 2005

I bought this book in 1990 (an older version) and have never had a statistics course. I have found it to be an extremely helpful starting point for the application of statistical tests to biomedical problems. From this I have gone on and used more sophisticated tools for computation and have only rarely needed to seek out the advice of experts.

The book is packed full of information and covers the broad range of problems most often encountered in biomedical science. It emphasizes an understanding of the choice an appropriate test for a given problem. Flow charts also help guide the user to the right test and the correct chapter. For this reason I have come back to it repeatedly over the years and it has become well worn. It is sparse on explanation of the statistical or mathematical proofs of methods so it is more of a cookbook than as a theoretical treatise.


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