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Rosen's primer is for those who have forgotten or never learned the elements of arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, analytical geometry, calculus, differential equations, and Fourier series and transforms. The roughly 50 pages on statistics may serve to refresh readers on the main concepts and applications useful in biomedical analysis, but Glantz will be far more helpful to those needing detailed guidance. For example, Rosen refers briefly to confidence limits at several points, whereas Glantz gives roughly 30 pages to a quite detailed exposition of the importance of confidence intervals for inferences that can be drawn from medical studies and procedures for
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Primer of BiostatisticsMathematics Recovered for the Natural and Medical Sciences. Ann Intern Med. 1992;117:703. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-8-703_6
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(8):703.
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