Best Books – Biostatistics

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Biostatistics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Biostatistics along with reviews.

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1. “An Introduction to Medical Statistics” by Martin Bland

“An Introduction to Medical Statistics” Book Review: This textbook deals with statistical work that would be required for a course in medicine. It addresses the design of clinical trials and epidemiological studies, data collection, summarizing and presenting data, probability, standard error, confidence intervals and significance tests, techniques of data analysis including multifactorial methods and the choice of statistical method, problems of medical measurement and diagnosis, vital statistics, and calculation of sample size. It also covers topics such as consent in clinical trials, design and analysis of cluster-randomized trials, ecological studies, conditional probability, repeated testing, random effects models, intraclass correlation, and conditional odds ratios. It makes a resolute use of medical data and real life examples. The book is supplemented with an abundant number of multiple choice questions and mathematical problems which can help students prepare for examinations and improve their understanding.

2. “Mathematics and Statistics for the Biosciences” by G Eason
3. “Design and Analysis of Experiments” by Douglas C Montgomery

“Design and Analysis of Experiments” Book Review: This textbook provides in-depth discussions on informative ways to design and analyze experiments for improving the quality, efficiency and performance of working systems. The coverage of the book includes a total of fifteen chapters. The concepts and topics covered in the book include Nested and Split Plot Design, Robust Parameter Design and Process Robustness Studies, Introduction to Factorial Designs, Randomized Blocks, Latin Squares, and Related Designs, Experiments with a Single Factor: The Analysis of Variance, Simple Comparative Experiments etc. The chapters are supplemented with summaries of key points and concepts and a number of problems for practice.

4. “Categorical Data Analysis” by A Agresti

“Categorical Data Analysis” Book Review: This textbook presents a comprehensive introduction to the most important methods for categorical data analysis. It provides a summary of the latest methods for univariate and correlated multivariate categorical responses and covers concepts such as a unified generalized linear models approach that connects logistic regression and Poisson and negative binomial regression for discrete data with normal regression for continuous data, methods for repeated measurement and other forms of clustered categorical data, including marginal models and associated generalized estimating equations (GEE) methods, and mixed models with random effects, logistic regression modeling of binary and multicategory data etc. It demonstrates more than 100 analysis of real data and contains a large number of exercises which can help students and researchers in statistics.

5. “Biostatistics For Dummies” by John Pezzullo

“Biostatistics For Dummies” Book Review: The text serves as a reference guide in biostatistics and its applications in a number of fields such as medicine, epidemiology, forestry, agriculture, bioinformatics, and public health. The textbook covers some of the broad areas involving biostatistics such as safety and effectiveness of drugs hitting the market, causes of autism, risk factors of cardiovascular disease, variations in the risk factors for men and women and different ethnic groups etc. The book is written in a clear, simple and lucid format with detailed explanations of techniques and examples. It eases up the complexity of the subject for those who have just begun in the field and undergraduate students in this field in general.

6. “Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences” by Marc M Triola and Mario F Triola
7. “Clinical Biostatistics and Epidemiology Made Ridiculously Simple” by Ann Weaver and Stephen Goldberg

“Clinical Biostatistics and Epidemiology Made Ridiculously Simple” Book Review: This textbook discusses the concepts of clinical biostatistics with the help of real world clinical examples. It emphasizes on concepts while reducing the mathematical complications. The coverage of the book includes concepts involving range, variance, and standard deviation, mean, median, and mode, kinds of graphs, kinds of data, Hypothesis testing, Inferential statistics, Descriptive statistics, Correlation and regression, one-tailed vs. two-tailed studies, Epidemiological tests, Nonparametric tests etc. The book covers terminology, research design and various statistical testing that can provide a solid base for clear approach to interpreting medical research reports.

8. “Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials” by Geoffrey R Norman and David L Sreiner

“Biostatistics: The Bare Essentials” Book Review: This textbook presents a culmination of valuable contributions from various physicians, surgeons, researchers, professors and experts in medical science. The book is divided into three main sections: Salient Healing Features of Specific Tissues of the Face and Neck, Clinical Problems and Issues of Healing Tissues, and Therapeutic Options. Each of these sections contains various chapters covering topics such as Facial Bones, Wound Healing of the Skin, Larynx, Trachea and Subglottis, Burned Facial Skin, Irradiated Soft Tissue Wounds, Vocal Fold Scar etc. The third section specifically discusses the therapeutic concepts such as Wound Debridement, Blood Products in Wound Healing, Controlling Infections etc.

9. “Essential Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Approach” by Harvey Motulsky

“Essential Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Approach” Book Review: This textbook provides a clear, concise and non-mathematical approach to statistical thinking. The textbook contains a total of twenty six chapters covering the various aspects and concepts of Biostatistics. This includes Simple Linear Regression, Correlation, Outliners, Normality Tests, Statistical Power and Sample Size, Multiple Comparisons, Statistical Significance and Hypothesis Testing, Comparing Groups with P values, Comparing Groups with Confidence Intervals, Confidence Interval of a Mean, The Lognormal Distribution and Geometric Mean etc. Each chapter has four end sections: Lingo, Common Mistakes, Q & A, and Chapter Summary. These sections can help the readers brush up their concepts and get a good hold of the ideas discussed.

10. “Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking” by Harvey Motulsky

“Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking” Book Review: This textbook is a longer version of another textbook by the same author. Therefore it can serve as a supplement or a next level to the concepts covered in the previous book. It is divided into nine parts namely Introducing Statistics, Confidence Intervals, Continuous Variables, P Values and Significance, Challenges in Statistics, Statistical Tools, and Fitting Models on Data, The Rest of Statistics and Putting It All Together. These nine parts cohesively build on the concepts of biostatistics with emphasis on conceptual thinking ability rather than mathematics. Each section has special examples, review problems and answers to those review problems for practice.

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