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Statistics for Healthcare Professionals

Statistics for Healthcare Professionals
An Introduction

Second Edition

March 2014 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book introduces you to the basic rules and principles of statistics and shows you how straightforward statistical tests can be performed and analysed in relation to healthcare.

Key features of the text are:

-Examples which show how statistics are used in the real world
-Exercises to test your understanding and develop your proficiency
-A glossary to remind you of key terms.
-Additional online material including guides to using Microsoft Excel and SPSS and sample datasets.

Statistics for Health Care Research
The Statistical Approach: When Should It Be Applied?
Measuring, Sampling and Error
The Studies
Descriptive Statistics
Displaying Data
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
An Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
Distributions and Probabilities
Making Predictions
Testing for Differences Between Means
Errors and ANOVAs
Not Normal
Non-parametric Tests
Tests for Association: Chi-Square
Tests for Association: Correlation and Regression
How Big a Sample: Power Analysis
Analysing Data from Systematic Reviews
Choosing Test Statistics

I run a course on introduction to statistics and I find the book very helpful in helping students to understand various basis statistical concepts

Dr Ven Veeramah
Health DVPT Department, Greenwich University
May 29, 2014

This is a really good text which will support students through their dissertation proposal and project.
It covers statistics in a simple understandable way.

Mrs Pamela Williams
School of Human & Health Sciences, Huddersfield University
May 29, 2014

This is a useful text for helping under graduate and post graduate students undertand statistical anaysis. It may be useful for students learning critical analysis and literature review.

Eryl Zac
Nursing and Midwifery, Swansea University
April 3, 2014