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Statistics for health care professionals : an introduction

Author: Ian Scott; Debbie Mazhindu
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2005.
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Focusing on quantative approaches to investigating problems this title introduces the basics rules and principles of statistics, encouraging the reader to think critically about data analysis and research design, and how these factors can impact upon evidence-based practice.
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Scott, Ian, 1964-
Statistics for health care professionals.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2005
(DLC) 2005297609
(OCoLC)60312523
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Scott; Debbie Mazhindu
ISBN: 9781848600652 1848600658 9781849209960 1849209960 1281362077 9781281362070
OCLC Number: 607887883
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 241 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Statistics for health care research ; The statistical approach: when should it be applied? / Debbie Mazhindu and Ian Scott --
Measuring, sampling and error / Ian Scott and Debbie Mazhindu --
Questionnaires / Debbie Mazhindu and Ian Scott --
The studies / Ian Scott and Debbie Mazhindu --
Descriptive statistics ; Displaying data / Kathie Moore, Ian Scott and Debbie Mazhindu --
Hypothesis testing ; Distributions and probabilities ; Making predictions ; Testing for differences between means ; Errors and ANOVAs ; Not normal ; Non-parametric tests ; Tests for association (1) Chi-square ; Tests for association (2) Correlation and regression ; Analysing data from systematic reviews ; Choosing test statistics / Ian Scott and Debbie Mazhindu --
Appendices. A guide to analysing statistics critically / Debbie Mazhindu and Ian Scott --
Statistical tables ; Answers to exercises ; The common symbols and abbreviations used in statistics / Ian Scott and Debbie Mazhindu.
Responsibility: Ian Scott and Debbie Mazhindu.
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