Talk:Biostatistics

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"Biostatistics and the history of biological thought" as a section seems out of place. When someone looks up "biostatistics", they should get something like what might be talked about in biostatistics 101 on the first class day. They should get something like the Statistics section, but I would argue that the "history" shouldn't come first, it should come last.

Differences between biostatistics and epidemiology[edit]

There is very good article in "Handbook of Statistics" Vol. 18 2000 [chapter 35] on Differences between biostatistics and epidemiology.

Needs for article:[edit]

Hmmm... it seems to me that this article is pretty much in the beginning stages. What is written, in my opinion, is very informational, but for a layperson, I still don't get what biostatistics is. I could gander it's the confluence of biology and statistics, and interpolate that with people like Mendel, Darwin et al you take biological informatics and push them through some statistical analysis. But is that biostatistics? It would seem that there should be a lot of hypothesizing and science involved that elevates the current ideas of the time through the use of this statistical analysis. Am I off? If so, maybe we could add the information that better describes what biostatistics is, in practical terms. Rhetth 17:31, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Biostatistics and the history of biological thought[edit]

Hi everyone, I'm wondering if it's in the scope of this section/article to give mention to Francis Galton? He is a pioneer in quantifying genetic analysis, which I feel is relevent in the field of biostatistics. Does anyone agree? Nawalani (talk) 01:05, 16 November 2011 (UTC)