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by Professor Stephen Senn

Author: Professor Stephen Senn
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 24, 2003)
Pages: 264 pages
Category: Math and Science
Rating: 4.4
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In Dicing with Death, Senn sets out to 'explain how important statistics is' and takes the reader on a wild, thought-provoking and always entertaining ride through biostatistics and beyond.

In Dicing with Death, Senn sets out to 'explain how important statistics is' and takes the reader on a wild, thought-provoking and always entertaining ride through biostatistics and beyond. Senn is often uproariously funny, which is remarkable in a book that covers so much technical, philosophical and historical ground. Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Stephen Senn has been a Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Statistics at the University College of London since 1995. This page intentionally left blank. In 2001 he won George C. Challis Award of the University of Florida for contributions to biostatistics.

In Dicing with Death, Senn sets out to 'explain how important statistics is' and takes . What makes this book valuable is Senn's rich experience in both the pharmaceutical industry and academia. Stephen Senn's book is an entertaining, thought-provoking collection of stories valuable for those who teach biostatistics. Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences Newsletter.

Dicing with Death book. Stephen Senn has been a Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Statistics at the University College of London since 1995. Stephen Senn explains here how statistics determines many decisions about medical care-from allocating resources for health, to determining which drugs to license, to cause-and-effect in relation to disease.

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Stephen Senn explains here how statistics determines many decisions about medical care-from allocating resources for health, to determining which drugs to license, to cause-and-effect in relation to disease. By the end of the book the reader will see how reasoning with probability is essential to making rational decisions in medicine, and how and when it can guide us when faced with choices that impact on our health and/or life. Stephen Senn. Bu kitaba önizleme yap .

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Dicing with Death: Chance, Risk and Health. Stephen Senn has written an amusing and readable book intended to inform quantitatively and scientifically literate readers (not necessarily statisticians and mathematicians) about a number of statistical methods and concepts. The discussion is supported by excursions into probability theory and its foundations to explain the meaning of the statistics.

If you think that statistics has nothing to say about what you do or how you could do it better, then you are either wrong or in need of a more interesting job. Stephen Senn explains here how statistics determines many decisions about medical care--from allocating resources for health, to determining which drugs to license, to cause-and-effect in relation to disease. He tackles big themes: clinical trials and the development of medicines, life tables, vaccines and their risks or lack of them, smoking and lung cancer and even the power of prayer. He entertains with puzzles and paradoxes and covers the lives of famous statistical pioneers. By the end of the book the reader will see how reasoning with probability is essential to making rational decisions in medicine, and how and when it can guide us when faced with choices that impact our health and/or life. Stephen Senn has been a Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Statistics at the University College of London since 1995. In 2001 he won George C. Challis Award of the University of Florida for contributions to biostatistics. Senn's previous two books are Statistical Issues in Drug Development (Wiley, 1997) and Cross-over Trials in Clinical Research (Wiley, 1993). He is the member of seven editorial boards including Statistics in Medicine and Pharmaceutical Statistics.