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Interpreting statistical findings : a guide for health professionals and students

Author: Jan Walker; Palo Almond
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press ; New York : McGraw Hill, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides support for those conducting literature-based projects which require the student to review evidence generated through empirical investigations. Working from practical examples, exercises and illustrations, explanations will be given in straightforward conceptual terms.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Walker; Palo Almond
ISBN: 9780335235964 0335235964 9780335235971 0335235972
OCLC Number: 551409605
Description: xi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The ramdomised controlled trial --
The health survey --
Measuring variables : continuous, ordinal and categorical data --
Describing continuous data : the normal distribution --
Describing nonparametric data --
Measuring concepts : validity and reliability --
Sampling data : probability and non-probability samples --
Sample size : criteria for judging adequacy --
Testing hypotheses : what does p actually mean? --
Introduction to inferential statistics --
Comparing two independent (unrelated) groups --
Comparing three or more independent (unrelated) groups --
Comparing two sets of related data : matched pairs or single-sample repeated measures --
Complex group comparisons : ANOVA and ANCOVA, Friedman two-way ANOVA by ranks and Cochrane Q test --
Simple tests of association : correlation and linear regression --
Complex associations : multiple and logistic regression.
Responsibility: Jan Walker and Palo Almond.

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This book is aimed at those studying and working in the field of health care, including nurses and the professions allied to medicine, who have little prior knowledge of statistics but for whom  Read more...

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