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Regression Analysis in Medical Research

for Starters and 2nd Levelers

Authors: Cleophas, Ton J., Zwinderman, Aeilko H.

  • - covers major fields of regression analysis
  • - step-by-step analyses for self-assessment
  • - using applications in medical and health research
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About this Textbook

This edition is a pretty complete textbook and tutorial for medical and health care students, as well as a recollection/update bench, and help desk for professionals. Novel approaches already applied in published clinical research will be addressed: matrix analyses, alpha spending, gate keeping, kriging, interval censored regressions, causality regressions, canonical regressions, quasi-likelihood regressions, novel non-parametric regressions. Each chapter can be studied as a stand-alone, and covers one field in the fast growing world of regression analyses.     

The authors, as professors in statistics and machine learning at European universities, are worried, that their students find regression-analyses harder than any other methodology in statistics. This is serious, because almost all of the novel methodologies in current data mining and data analysis include elements of regression-analysis. It is the main incentive for writing this 28 chapter edition, consistent of

                - 28 major fields of regression analysis,

                - their condensed maths,

                - their applications in medical and health research as published so far,

                - step by step analyses for self-assessment,

                - conclusion and reference sections.

Traditional regression analysis is adequate for epidemiology, but lacks the precision required for clinical investigations. However, in the past two decades modern regression methods have proven to be much more precise. And so it is time, that a book described regression analyses for clinicians. The current edition is the first to do so. It is written for a non-mathematical readership. Self-assessment data-files are provided through Springer' s "Extras Online".    

 


About the authors

The authors are well-qualified in their field. Professor Zwinderman is past-president of the International Society of Biostatistics (2012-2015), and Professor Cleophas is past-president of the American College of Angiology (2000-2002). 
Professor Zwinderman is one of the Principle Investigators of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, and his research is concerned with developing statistical methods for new research designs in biomedical science, particularly integrating omics data, like genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and analysis tools based on parallel computing and the use of cluster computers and grid computing.   
Professor Cleophas is a member of the Academic Committee of the European College of Pharmaceutical Medicine, that provides, on behalf of 22 European Universities, the Master-ship trainings  "Pharmaceutical Medicine" and "Medicines Development".  
From their expertise they should be able to make adequate selections of modern methods for clinical data analysis for the benefit of physicians, students, and investigators. The authors have been working and publishing together for 18 years, and their research can be characterized as a continued effort to demonstrate that clinical data analysis is not mathematics but rather a discipline at the interface of biology and mathematics.
The authors as professors and teachers in statistics at universities in The Netherlands and France for the most part of their lives, are concerned, that their students find regression-analyses harder than any other methodology in statistics. This is serious, because almost all of the novel methodologies in current data mining and data analysis include elements of regression-analysis, and they do hope that the current production "Regression Analysis for Starters and 2nd Levelers" will be a helpful companion for the purpose. Five textbooks complementary to the current production and written by the same authors are 
Statistics applied to clinical studies 5th edition, 2012,  Machine learning in medicine a complete overview, 2015,  SPSS for starters and 2nd levelers 2nd edition, 2015,  Clinical data analysis on a pocket calculator 2nd edition, 2016,  Modern Meta-analysis, 2017, all of them published by Springer  

Reviews

“This is a comprehensive book on various types of theoretical, basic, and applied regression analysis in medical research. … There are sufficient examples in each chapter to enable better understanding of theory. … Each chapter has numerous graphs and tables, which are easy to understand and nicely detailed. This is an excellent reference for medical students, researchers in medicine, and healthcare professionals who want either a basic or an advanced understanding and interpretation of all types of regression analysis.” (Timir Paul, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2018)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Continuous Outcome Regressions

    Cleophas, Ton J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • Dichotomous Outcome Regressions

    Cleophas, Ton J. (et al.)

    Pages 41-59

  • Confirmative Regressions

    Cleophas, Ton J. (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

  • Dichotomous Regressions Other Than Logistic and Cox

    Cleophas, Ton J. (et al.)

    Pages 75-103

  • Polytomous Outcome Regressions

    Cleophas, Ton J. (et al.)

    Pages 105-129

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eBook 71,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71937-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71936-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regression Analysis in Medical Research
Book Subtitle
for Starters and 2nd Levelers
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71937-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71937-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71936-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 426
Number of Illustrations and Tables
446 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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