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Understanding clinical papers

Author: David Bowers; Allan House; David Owens; Bridgette Bewick
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley Blackwell, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Understanding Clinical Papers is a popular and well established introduction to reading clinical papers. It unravels the process of evidence-based practice, using real papers to illustrate how to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bowers, David, 1938-
Understanding clinical papers.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2013
(DLC) 2013019471
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Bowers; Allan House; David Owens; Bridgette Bewick
ISBN: 9781118760284 111876028X 9781118760000 111876000X 9781118760215 1118760212
OCLC Number: 843956436
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Some preliminaries --
The abstract and introduction --
The aims and objectives --
Descriptive studies : qualitative --
Descriptive studies : quantitative --
Analytic studies --
Intervention studies --
Mixed methods studies --
The research setting --
Populations and samples in quantitative research --
The sample in qualitative research --
Identifying and defining cases --
Controls and comparisons --
Identifying the characteristics of quantitative data --
Summarising the characteristics of quantitative data --
Identifying and summarising the characteristics of qualitative data --
Measuring the characteristics of participants : quantitative --
Measuring the characteristics of participants : qualitative --
Measuring the characteristics of measures --
Measurement scales --
Exploring and explaining topic guides --
Fractions, proportions and rates --
Risk and odds --
Ratios of risks and odds --
Confidence intervals for means, proportions, and medians --
Confidence intervals for ratios --
Hypothesis testing --
Measuring association --
Measuring agreement --
Linear regression --
Logistic regression --
Measuring survival --
Systematic review --
Analysing qualitative data --
Results in text and tables --
Results in pictures --
The discussion and conclusions --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: David Bowers, Allan House, David Owens, Bridgette Bewick.

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