Series 1: Biostatistics
ISBN : 81-900441-0-9
Year: 2009
Pages XXXII + 533
Crown Size Rs. 350/-

FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOSTATISTICS

Contents

Introduction

Sampling Techniques

• Introduction • Methods of sampling • Choice of sampling methods

Diagrammatic and Graphic Representation of Data

• Introduction • Diagrammatic representation of data • Significance of diagrammatic representation • Limitations of diagrammatic representation • Graphic representation of data • Significance of graphicrepresentation • Limitations of graphic representation • Illustrative problems • Review exercises

Measures of Central Tendency

• Introduction • Arithmetic mean • Median • Mode • Geometric mean • Harmonic mean • Illustrative problems • Review exercises

Measures of Dispersion, Skewness and Kurtosis

• Introduction • Dispersion • Methods of measuring dispersion • Skewness • Kurtosis • Illustrative problems • Review exercises

Probability and Probability Distributions

• Introduction • Probability • Theorems of probability • Probability applications • Probability distributions • Illustrative problems • Review exercises

Correlation and Regression

• Introduction • Correlation analysis • Types of correlation • Methods of studying correlation • Degree ofcorrelation • Significance test of correlation coefficient • Regression analysis • Linear regression analysis • Significance test of regression coefficient • Uses of regression analysis • Illustrative problems • Review exercises

Chi-Square Test

• Introduction • Characteristics of chi-square test • Assumptions for validity of chi-square test • Applicationsof chi-square test • Illustrative problems • Review exercises

Tests of Significance

• Introduction • Comparison of means of two samples • Comparison of means by three or more samples • Illustrative problems • Review exercises

Experimental Designs

• Introduction • Basic concepts of experimental design • Basic principles of experimental design • Experimental designs •• Completely randomized design (CRD) •• Randomized complete block design (RCD) •• Latin square design (LSD) •• Factorial experiments •• Confounding •• Split - plot and strip - plot designs

Significance of difference in means and proportions

• Introduction • Statistical importance of standard error • Significance of difference in means and proportions

Inferential Biostatistics

• Introduction zStatistical estimation • Confidence intervals • Estimation of fiducial limits of population mean • Fiducial limits for the population parameters

Statistical quality control

• Introduction • Types of control • Control charts • Types of control charts • Advantages ofstatistical quality control • Illustrative problems • Review exercises

Bibliography

Glossary

Appendices