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Statistics for the health sciences : using SPSS

Author: Basant K Puri
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Saunders, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This practical book aims to provide a simple, user-friendly guide to the principles of statistics and their application. No prior knowledge of statistics is assumed, and the author introduces the core concepts and principles in a clear and concise style supported by numerous examples and diagrams. The text also includes the following features: highlighted sections show the step-by-step commands for the popular SPSS  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Basant K Puri
ISBN: 9780702018763 0702018767
OCLC Number: 33849836
Description: 156 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction to statistics --
2. Data presentation --
3. Summarizing data --
4. Probability and probability distributions --
5. From samples to populations: estimation and hypothesis testing --
6. Contingency tables --
7. Correlation and linear regression --
8. Analysis of variance --
9. Non-parametric and distribution-free tests.
Responsibility: Basant K. Puri.

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A simple, practical guide to the appropriate use of medical statistics. The emphasis is on choosing the right statistical test for a given problem, rather than on the details of number crunching.  Read more...

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