Biostatistics for the Health and Biological Sciences

Third Edition

Statistics permeates nearly every aspect of our lives, and its role has become particularly important in the biological, life, medical, and health sciences. From opinion polls to clinical trials in medicine and analyses of big data from health applications, statistics influences and shapes the world around us. Biostatistics for the Health and Biological Sciences forges the relationship between statistics and our world through extensive use of a wide variety of real applications that bring life to theory and methods.

Goals of This Third Edition

  • Incorporate the latest and best methods used by professional statisticians.

  • Include features that address all of the recommendations included in the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) as recommended by the American Statistical Association.

  • Utilize real-world examples, exercises and data to highlight current applications of statistical concepts.

  • Provide an abundance of new and interesting data sets, examples, and exercises, such as those involving clinical trials, COVID-19, biometrics, and anthropometrics.

  • Foster personal growth of students through critical thinking, use of technology, collaborative work, and development of communication skills.

  • Enhance teaching and learning with the most extensive and best set of supplements and digital resources.