### Note for Biostats VHM 801 course: Textbook

For the Fall semester of 2019, students of VHM 801 have multiple
choices, as outlined below, to use a textbook that matches their
background and interest:

*the bare minimum*:

Scott Stephens: Introduction to
Statistics: Think & Do, V4.1, available from The Worldwide Center of
Mathematics,

*a comprehensive text for the life sciences*:

Brigitte Baldi & David
Moore: The Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences, 3rd/4th ed., WH Freeman;
link to page for 4th ed. at MacMillan/ WH Freeman website,

*a comprehensive general text*:

David Moore, George McCabe & Bruce
Craig: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, 7th ed. (or later), WH
Freeman

(the textbook of previous years, so it might be possible to
borrow or purchase it cheaply); link to page for 9th ed. at Macmillan/WH Freeman website,

*other textbooks...* may be adequate as well, for example one of the free/open source textbooks
available (for example, Illowsky B,
Dean S: Collaborative Statistics), **depending on the needs of the student**. Contact the
instructor if you want to use another textbook.

In addition to a textbook, the course material will include lecture
handouts and additional notes. Note that e-books cannot be brought along on a
laptop, tablet or smartphone for in-class course exams.

Henrik Stryhn
(hstryhn@upei.ca) 2019-08-27