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A Handbook of Applied Statistics in Pharmacology

1st Edition

By Katsumi Kobayashi, K. Sadasivan Pillai

CRC Press

230 pages | 2 Color Illus.

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pub: 2012-10-18
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Statistics plays an important role in pharmacology and related subjects such as toxicology and drug discovery and development. Improper statistical tool selection for analyzing the data obtained from studies may result in wrongful interpretation of the performance or safety of drugs. This book communicates statistical tools in simple language. The examples used are similar to those that scientists encounter regularly in their research area. The authors provide cognitive clues for selection of appropriate tools to analyze the data obtained from the studies and explain how to interpret the result of the statistical analysis.

Table of Contents



Mean, Mode, Median

Variance, Standard Deviation, Standard Error, Coefficient of Variation

Analysis of Normality and Homogeneity of Variance

Transformation of Data and Outliers

Tests for Significant Differences


Correlation Analysis

Regression Analysis

Multivariate Analysis

Non-Parametric Tests

Cluster Analysis


Survival Analysis

Dose Response Relationships

Analysis of pathology Data

Designing An Animal Experiment in Pharmacology and Toxicology-Randomization, Determining Sample Size

How to Select an Appropriate Statistical Tool?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
MEDICAL / Pharmacology