Little Handbook of Statistical Practice

Written by: Gerard E. Dallal (Tufts University)

This statistics handbook, as the author describes, is all about what he does rather than just theory and methods. It is about statistical practice. It is about a professional statistician and what he does on a daily basis.

Students at the Gerald J. & Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, taking a course on Statistical Methods for Nutrition Research may have seen this material in their lectures. Gerard E. Dallal, Ph.D, Chief, Biostatistics Unit Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University has been continually turning his lecture notes into a textbook. He admits to being a bit of a reluctant writer who never set out to write a statistics textbook of any kind.

Dallal has, whether he intended to or not, created a statistics textbook that is used for a two semester course intended for nutritional epidemiology and science students. It is a terminal course that hopes to provide students with basic statistical concepts along with the ability to use the SAS statistics program and conduct their own statistical analysis.

Dallal has decided to limit all future updates of his statistics handbook to an ebook version now being sold on Amazon for Kindle devices. He considers it a bit of an experiment and plans on leaving the original textbook and website online.

Contents of The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice

  • An all-important foundation!
  • The basics
  • Confidence Intervals and Tests of Significance
  • Sample Size Calculations
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Simple Linear Regression
  • Comparing Two Measurement Devices: Part I
  • Comparing Two Measurement Devices: Part II
  • Linear models: Nomenclature
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Logistic Progression
  • Poisson Regression
  • Degrees of Freedom

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