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Entrance disguise; commitment; desk of content material; Preface; 1. a few fundamentals and Describing facts; 2. likelihood; three. Estimation; four. Inference; five. research of Variance versions; 6. Linear Regression types; 7. Logistic Regression and the Generalized Linear version; eight. Survival research; nine. Longitudinal information and Their research; 10. Multivariate information and Their Analysis.

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summary: entrance hide; commitment; desk of content material; Preface; 1. a few fundamentals and Describing facts; 2. chance; three. Estimation; four. Inference; five. research of Variance versions; 6. Linear Regression types; 7. Logistic Regression and the Generalized Linear version; eight. Survival research; nine. Longitudinal information and Their research; 10. Multivariate information and Their Analysis.

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Case-control studies, quasi-experimental. SuGGESTED READInG Altman, DG (1991) Practical Statistics for Medical Research, Chapman & Hall, London. Daly, F, Hand, DJ, Jones, MC, Lunn, AD and McConway, KJ (1995) Statistics, Addison Wesley, Wokingham. Everitt, BS and Palmer, CR (2010) Encyclopaedic Companion to Medical Statistics, Wiley, Chichester. H. , New York. 1 PRoBABILITy Events: The results of experiments or observations. Compound and simple events need to be distinguished. For example, consider the age of a person, x.

Inter-quartile range: Difference between the first and third quartiles of a sample. Percentile: The Pth percentile of a sample of n observations is that value of the variable with rank (P/100)(1 + n); if this is not an integer, it is rounded to the nearest half rank. Boxplot: A useful graphic for comparing the characteristics of samples of variable values from different populations. Scatterplot: A graphic displaying how two variables are related. indb 17 03/11/11 4:52 PM 18 A Whistle-Stop Tour of Statistics n ∑ (x − x )( y − y ) i Pearson’s correlation coefficient: r = i i =1 n ∑ i =1 n ( xi − x ) 2 ∑ (y − y) i 2 i =1 Spearman’s rho: Pearson’s correlation coefficient based on the ranks of the two variables.

We can therefore infer that the sum of two independent Poisson variables has a Poisson distribution with a parameter equal to the sum of the individual distribution parameters. 8 SuMMARy s n Probability addition rule for mutually exclusive events: E1, E2,…, Em: Pr(E1 or E2 or …Em) = Pr(E1) + Pr(E2) + … + Pr(Em) Relative frequency definition of probability: p = Lim n→∞ Probability multiplication rule for independent events: E1, E2,…, Em: Pr(E1 and E2 and …Em) = Pr(E1) × Pr(E2) × … × Pr(Em) n! (n − r )!

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