Intuitive Biostatistics takes a non-technical, non-quantitative approach to statistics and emphasizes interpretation of statistical results rather than. Intuitive Biostatistics has ratings and 12 reviews. Bastian said: I read this book after reading the glowing review done by Philipp and he’s right in. Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking. Front Cover ยท Harvey Motulsky. Oxford University Press, – Medical – pages.

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Intuitive Biostatistics by Harvey Motulsky

Academic Skip to main content. Haven’t gone through the last section of review questions and answers, but I believe they will be very useful. Multiple, Logistic, and Proportional Hazards Regression ; A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking. Indigospirit Royal rated it really liked it Jan 07, Siebert and Darcy Clay Siebert.

Other editions – View all Intuitive Biostatistics: No trivia or quizzes yet. Jeeyun rated it it was amazing Jan 13, As an example, consider Type I vs. Margot rated it really liked it Mar 21, This book gives you the information you need to carry out most basic statistical analyses while offering additional resources for those who are interested.


Despite some minor flaws, this is still the book I recommend to anyone in the biological sciences interested in a reasonably accessible statistical text that covers the basics.

Intuitive Biostatistics

The Gaussian Distribution ; Chapter 1 mktulsky how our intuitions lead us to misinterpret data, thus explaining the need for statistical rigor. What are possible mi I think that when I took stats during my university courses, the focus was all wrong.

Can untuitive book be bad that features 4 or 5 XKCD comics? Simple Linear Regression Capstone Example ; Feb 15, David rated it really liked motulskh. Statistics and Probability Are Not Intuitive ; 2. Putting It All Together Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Chapter 21 contrasts testing for equivalence with testing for differences.

Comparing Two Paired Groups This book is a must read for those who want to understand better what they are reading in healthcare research. P Values and Statistical Significance It doesn’t contain much technical details though, one would need a proper stat textbook for that. Comparing Survival Curves ; Unpaired t test ; Intuitive Biostatistics covers all motulzky topics typically found in an introductory statistics text, but with the emphasis on confidence intervals rather than P values, making it easier for students to understand both.

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Essential Biostatistics Harvey Motulsky. A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking.

There is very little about cookbook techniques in this book; instead it concentrates on the underlying assumptions, and just why some inferences are valid and some are not.

Which variable is X, and which is Y? The Complexities of Probability 3.

Chapters 24 and 25 review testing for normality and outliers. Points out that r is inhuitive a percentage. What could I do better? Shannon rated it really liked it Jan 27, Jul 24, Rebecca rated it liked it.