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st: R: textbooks for introductory biostatistics with Stata


From   "Carlo Lazzaro" <carlo.lazzaro@tin.it>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: R: textbooks for introductory biostatistics with Stata
Date   Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:02:30 +0100

I am currently reading with a lot of interest:
Woodworth G. Biostatistics. A bayesian introduction. Hoboken: Wiley & Sons,
2004.

In my opinion, one of the main advantages of this textbook is revising with
bayesian flavour some of the most relevant building blocks of the
frequentist approach. 

Kind Regards,
Carlo

-----Messaggio originale-----
Da: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Per conto di Airey, David C
Inviato: giovedì 18 febbraio 2010 23.15
A: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Oggetto: st: textbooks for introductory biostatistics with Stata

.

We're looking for a good introductory level biostatistics textbook, more
appropriate for biomedical graduate students in the basic sciences
(pharmacology, physiology, neuroscience, etc.) who will likely collect
experimental data sets.

I was reviewing a couple that seemed interesting:

Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials (The humor in this book is extremely
funny).
Biometry by Sokal and Rohlf, 4th edition (Due out in October. The third
edition was a favorite of mine in graduate school.)
Intuitive Biostatistics, 2nd edition. (More conceptual, but lots of good
stuff)

I think Bill Dupont's text and also Eric Vittinghoff's text are both
excellent, but not for students with little or no exposure to statistics.
Sadly, it still seems that biology programs don't make statistics required
as often as social science programs, so we get graduate students with little
background.

Anyway, if you have favorites you use in your intro courses for our target
audience, let me know. They should be accessible for self-study too.

Thank you.
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