Meta-analysis in Medical Research:The Handbook for the Understanding and Practice of Meta-analysis Gioacchino Leandro
Methods for Meta-analysis in Medical Res:Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics. 1. Auflage Sutton/ Keith R. Abrams/ David Jones/ Trevor A. Sheldon/ Fujian Song
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to performing meta-analysis using the statistical software R. It is intended for quantitative researchers and students in the medical and social sciences who wish to learn how to perform meta-analysis with R. As such, the book introduces the key concepts and models used in meta-analysis. It also includes chapters on the following advanced topics: publication bias and small study effects; missing data; multivariate meta-analysis, network meta-analysis; and meta-analysis of diagnostic studies.
Blackwell Publishing is delighted to announce that this book has been Highly Commended in the 2004 BMA Medical Book Competition. Here is the judges´ summary of this book: ´´This is a technical book on a technical subject but presented in a delightful way. There are many books on statistics for doctors but there are few that are excellent and this is certainly one of them. Statistics is not an easy subject to teach or write about. The authors have succeeded in producing a book that is as good as it can get. For the keen student who does not want a book for mathematicians, this is an excellent first book on medical statistics.´´ Essential Medical Statistics is a classic amongst medical statisticians. An introductory textbook, it presents statistics with a clarity and logic that demystifies the subject, while providing a comprehensive coverage of advanced as well as basic methods. The second edition of Essential Medical Statistics has been comprehensively revised and updated to include modern statistical methods and modern approaches to statistical analysis, while retaining the approachable and non-mathematical style of the first edition. The book now includes full coverage of the most commonly used regression models, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, Poisson regression and Cox regression, as well as a chapter on general issues in regression modelling. In addition, new chapters introduce more advanced topics such as meta-analysis, likelihood, bootstrapping and robust standard errors, and analysis of clustered data. Aimed at students of medical statistics, medical researchers, public health practitioners and practising clinicians using statistics in their daily work, the book is designed as both a teaching and a reference text. The format of the book is clear with highlighted formulae and worked examples, so that all concepts are presented in a simple, practical and easy-to-understand way. The second edition enhances the emphasis on choice of appropriate methods with new chapters on strategies for analysis and measures of association and impact. Essential Medical Statistics is supported by a web site at www.blackwellpublishing.com/essentialmedstats. This useful online resource provides statistical datasets to download, as well as sample chapters and future updates.
Dead in Bed by Bailey Simms follows Ashley Young after a sexually transmitted plague breaks out in her small town. When the plague begins leaving its victims with bizarrely amplified libidos, Ashley has to be willing to do anything - no matter how difficult or morally questionable - in order to survive. Meanwhile, a meta-narrative follows Bailey Simms, teen author of Dead in Bed, while she´s stuck writing at home with a rare medical condition. As Bailey´s book grows in popularity and her fans start to clamor for the sequel, she learns that being a successful author may come with a terrifyingly dangerous price. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Dae, Casey Turner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003346/bk_hach_003346_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book, as the first exploration of suicide in Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS), illustrates the scarcity of suicide research in the discipline and argues that the leading cause of violent death worldwide is a multifaceted phenomenon that needs to be fully comprehended as a significant and often preventable form of world-wide violence. The author supplies a theoretical framework for assessing suicide as medical or instrumental, posits interdisciplinary complementarity and offers future lines of inquiry that challenge established notions of prevention. The book presents a PACS meta-theory termed ´encounter theory´ and supplies a suicidal peacebuilding platform via relationship. This book questions why more PACS scholars aren´t turning their attention to suicide when more people die by suicide than ethnic, religious or ´terroristic´ violence combined.
The Analysis of Biological Data is a new approach to teaching introductory statistics to biology students. To reach this unique audience, Whitlock and Schluter motivate learning with interesting biological and medical examples; they emphasize intuitive understanding; and they focus on real data. The book covers basic topics in introductory statistics, including graphs, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, comparison of means, regression, and designing experiments. It also introduces the principles behind such modern topics as likelihood, linear models, meta-analysis and computer-intensive methods. Instructors and students consistently praise the book´s clear and engaging writing, strong visualization techniques, and its variety of fascinating and relevant biological examples.
Mindfulness is a scientifically proven method to reduce stress and anxiety whilst giving us a greater appreciation of the world and increasing personal well-being. Mindfulness now has a wealth of scientific evidence proving the benefits associated with it, and this book combines the science with simple and concise exercises to enable you to make a lasting positive change to your life. Mindfulness practices have been around for roughly 2500 years. Over the centuries, the practices have taken on different forms, but the foundational purpose has always remained the same. Mindful meditation is meant to end suffering and to teach us to live in the moment. In addition to this being a Buddhist based practice, the practice of mindful meditation has been noticed in the scientific and medical communities. The benefits to using mindfulness are fantastic and now there is scientific evidence to back up the powerful, centuries old healing practice. Mindfulness is a form of awareness, a way of life, a new way to be free of stress and anxiety. It is experiencing your thoughts, sensations and emotions without trying to control them. Its virtues have been expounded by everyone from the Buddha to modern medical practitioners. This book includes: The science of mindfulness How mindfulness can help you find inner peace Awakening and meta-awareness Benefits of meditation Practicing the basics of mindful meditation How mindfulness is beneficial to the practitioner Mindful meditative practice and simple exercise examples, and much more 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin F. Spalding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078547/bk_acx0_078547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.