"Statistical Evidence" update: February 28, 2006

If you search through the Internet, you can find proof that my book does exist, though the title varies depending on where you look. The book has an ISBN now (0198567618), so you can find more information about it at the BookFinder4U site by entering the following URL:

The list price for the paperback is $54.50 (don't ask what the price is for hardback!) and the apparent shipping date is March 31 according to both the Amazon and the Barnes & Noble websites. The book description that the publisher sent to these websites reads as follows:

Statistical Evidence in Medical Trials is a lucid, well-written and entertaining text that addresses common pitfalls in evaluating medical research. Including extensive use of publications from the medical literature and a non-technical account of how to appraise the quality of evidence presented in these publications, this book is ideal for health care professionals, students in medical or nursing schools, researchers and students in statistics, and anyone needing to assess the evidence published in medical journals.

That's a fairly good summary about the book. The Barnes and Noble site has a link to "other books by Stephen Simon" which leads to a bunch of false positives because I have not written any other books. Most often this is where an author, illustrator, or whatever has the same or similar name. The list the B&N came up with is quite amusing.

  1. The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting It Right
  2. The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War against America
  3. Defeating the Jihadists: A Blueprint for Action
  4. The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
  5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Quandary Phase
  6. Emergency Orthopedics: The Extremities
  7. Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems
  8. The Universe in a Nutshell
  9. SpongeBob's Backpack Book
  10. Force Is with You: Mystical Movie Messages That Inspire Our Lives

Anyone who could claim authorship for a SpongeBob book, Stephen Hawking's book on the origins of the universe, and one of the Hitchhiker books written by Douglas Adams would be a very talented writer indeed.

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