The book is divided into four sections: describing clinical data, performance of a diagnostic test hypothesis testing and ris measures. Student can learn how to present data in graphs and figure from the first section . Second section is interesting because most of the statistics books do not explain performance of diagnostic tests. However, in medical setting selection of diagnostic or screening test is based on its sensitivity and specificity beside ROC. Kappa statistics is also explained. In Third section concept of probability, null hypothesis, test of significance, correlation and regression are explained. For students multivariate analysis such as linear and logistic regression analyses is also given. In the end, odds ratio, relative risk and attributable risk calculation by the computer is also shown. In total this book cover basic statistics alongwith higher statistics in a simple and impressive manner. Authors have tried to avoid technical jargon and formulae as far as possible and each calculation is explained using an example to make it more comprehending and user friendly.
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Dr Anuj Mittal MD Community Medicine, Associate Prof Department of Community Medicine, A.V.Medical College, Pondichery Shivali Mittal M.Sc(Computer Science) Software Consultant
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Book Description Century Publications, New Delhi, 2012. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. First. 128pp. Bookseller Inventory # 222510