This collection contains an archive for the books produced by faculty members in the College of Public Health- Department of Biostatistics at Georgia Southern University.
This page represents works published prior to the reorganization of departments in July 2018. A comprehensive collection of all publications from the faculty of the Biostatistics department is available at https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/pubhlth-bee
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Ding-Geng Chen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Karl E. Peace, Georgia Southern University; and Pinggao Zhang5-3-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karl E. Peace co-authored Clinical Trial Data Analysis Using R and SAS alongside non-faculty members Ding-Geng Chen and Pinggao Zhang.
Book Summary: Clinical Trial Data Analysis Using R and SAS, Second Edition provides a thorough presentation of biostatistical analyses of clinical trial data with step-by-step implementations using R and SAS. The book’s practical, detailed approach draws on the authors’ 30 years’ experience in biostatistical research and clinical development. The authors develop step-by-step analysis code using appropriate R packages and functions and SAS PROCS, which enables readers to gain an understanding of the analysis methods and ... Read more
Ding-Geng Chen, Georgia Southern University and Karl E. Peace, Georgia Southern University5-3-2013
Georgia Southern University faculty members Ding-Geng Chen and Karl E. Peace co-authored Applied Meta-Analysis using R.
Book Summary: In biostatistical research and courses, practitioners and students often lack a thorough understanding of how to apply statistical methods to synthesize biomedical and clinical trial data. Filling this knowledge gap, Applied Meta-Analysis with R shows how to implement statistical meta-analysis methods to real data using R.
Drawing on their extensive research and teaching experiences, the authors provide detailed, step-by-step explanations of the implementation of meta-analysis methods using R. Each chapter gives examples of real studies compiled from the literature. After presenting the ... Read more
Hani Samawi, Georgia Southern University; James H. Stephens, Georgia Southern University; Gerald R. Ledlow, GSU; and Ren Chunfeng1-1-2013
Ding-Geng Chen, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Jianguo Sun, University of Missouri; and Karl E. Peace, Georgia Southern University7-19-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karl E. Peace co-edited Interval-Censored Time-to-Event Data: Methods and Applications alongside non-faculty members Ding-Geng Chen and Jiangao Sun. He also co-authored “Bias and its Remedy in Interval Censored Time-to-Event Applications” in the publication.
Book Summary: Interval-Censored Time-to-Event Data: Methods and Applications collects the most recent techniques, models, and computational tools for interval-censored time-to-event data. Top biostatisticians from academia, biopharmaceutical industries, and government agencies discuss how these advances are impacting clinical trials and biomedical research.
Divided into three parts, the book begins with an overview of interval-censored data modeling, including nonparametric estimation, survival functions, regression analysis, ... Read more
Munir Ahmad, Muhammad Hanif, and Hassen Muttlak2010
Georgia Southern University faculty member Hani M. Samawi authored “Stratified Rank Set Sample" in the publication Ranked Set Sampling.
Book Summary: Ranked Set Sampling is one of the new areas of study in this region of the world and is a growing subject of research. Recently, researchers have paid attention to the development of the types of sampling; though it was not welcome in the beginning, it has numerous advantages over the classical sampling techniques. Ranked Set Sampling is doubly random and can be used in any survey designs.
The Pakistan Journal of Statistics had attracted statisticians and samplers around ... Read more
Karl E. Peace, Georgia Southern University and Ding-Geng Chen, Georgia Southern University7-20-2010
Georgia Southern University faculty members Karl E. Peace and Ding-Geng Chen co-authored Clinical Trial Methodology.
Book Summary: Now viewed as its own scientific discipline, clinical trial methodology encompasses the methods required for the protection of participants in a clinical trial and the methods necessary to provide a valid inference about the objective of the trial. Drawing from the authors’ courses on the subject as well as the first author’s more than 30 years working in the pharmaceutical industry, Clinical Trial Methodology emphasizes the importance of statistical thinking in clinical research and presents the methodology as a key component of clinical ... Read more
James Johnson and Carleen Stoskopf1-1-2009
Georgia Southern University faculty member Hani M. Samawi authored “Comparative Health Systems” in the publication Comparative Health Systems Global Perspective.
Karl E. Peace, Georgia Southern University4-23-2009
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karl E. Peace edited Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials with Time to Event Endpoints.
Book Summary: Using time-to-event analysis methodology requires careful definition of the event, censored observation, provision of adequate follow-up, number of events, and independence or "noninformativeness" of the censoring mechanisms relative to the event. Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials with Time-to-Event Endpoints provides a thorough presentation of the design, monitoring, analysis, and interpretation of clinical trials in which time-to-event is of critical interest.
After reviewing time-to-event endpoint methodology, clinical trial issues, and the design and monitoring of clinical trials, the ... Read more
Karl E. Peace, Georgia Southern University1-1-2009
Georgia Southern University faculty member Karl E. Peace authored Paid In Full.
Book Summary: The Autobiography of Karl E. Peace traces the author's life from his humble beginning in Baker County, Georgia, located in the southwest area of the state. Born to tenant farmer parents with little education, he presents vivid accounts of sharecroppers' existence in the 1940s and 1950s. He became the first in his family to earn a high school diploma and later a college degree. Upon earning a Ph.D in Biostatistics, he became the first individual from rural Baker County to claim such a lofty educational status. ... Read more