%0 Journal Article
%A Chiang, Chin Long
%T Introduction to Statistical Analysis
%D 1958
%J The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,
%V 7
%N 5
%P 574-575
%@ 0002-9637
%R https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.1958.7.574
%I The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene,
%X The limited mathematical preparation of the student and the need for some understanding of the theoretical justification of methods of analysis are the two sides of a dilemma that one has to face in writing a textbook in applied statistics. The student in an applied field is not often accustomed to mathematical manipulations, whereas a pure description of statistical methods may very well turn the book into a collection of recipes. The authors of the second edition of Introduction to Statistical Analysis handled this dilemma quite beautifully. Although a student with a meager “knowledge of algebraic addition, subtraction, and multiplication” may not necessarily find all parts of the text easy to follow, most of the arguments are presented with a minimum amount of mathematics but with adequate rationale. The fine treatments of analysis of variance and the Neyman-Pearson theory of testing hypotheses are good examples.
%U http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1958.7.574