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Basic Statistics and Epidemiology: A Practical Guide


  • Provides an excellent grounding in the basics of both statistics and epidemiology
  • Full step-by-step guidance on performing statistical calculations
  • Numerous examples and exercises with detailed answers to help readers navigate these complex subjects with ease and confidence
  • Enables students and practitioners to make sense of the many research studies that underpin evidence-based practice
  • Fully revised and updated for this fourth edition



Basic Statistics and Epidemiology is a straightforward primer in basic statistics that emphasizes its practical use in epidemiology and public health, providing an understanding of essential topics such as study design, data analysis and statistical methods used in the execution of medical research.

Assuming no prior knowledge, the clarity of the text and care of presentation ensure those new to, or challenged by, these topics are given a thorough introduction without being overwhelmed by unnecessary detail. An understanding and appreciation of statistics is central to ensuring that professional practice is based on the best available evidence, in order to treat and help most appropriately the wider community. By reading this book, students, researchers, doctors, nurses and health managers will have the knowledge necessary to understand and apply the tools of statistics and epidemiology to their own practice.

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