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Introductory Statistics for Health and Nursing Using SPSS

Introductory Statistics for Health and Nursing Using SPSS

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December 2009 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Introductory Statistics for Health & Nursing using SPSS is an impressive introductory statistics text ideal for all health science and nursing students.

Health and nursing students can be anxious and lacking in confidence when it comes to handling statistics. This book has been developed with this readership in mind. This accessible text eschews long and off-putting statistical formulae in favour of non-daunting practical and SPSS-based examples. What's more, its content will fit ideally with the common course content of stats courses in the field.

Introductory Statistics for Health & Nursing using SPSS is also accompanied by a companion website containing data-sets and examples for use by lecturers with their students.

The inclusion of real-world data and a host of health-related examples should make this an ideal core text for any introductory statistics course in the field.

Getting Started with Data and SPSS
Data Management
Study Designs
Summary Statistics for Continuous Data
Summary Statistics for Categorical Data
Samples and Populations
Comparing Two Categorical Variables
Comparing Means
Non-Parametric Tests
Assessing Associations with a Continuous Outcome
Assessing Associations with a Categorical Outcome

An excellent very easy to navigate textbook suitable for all levels but especially for the novice

Ms Joanne O'Donnell
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
May 30, 2011

it is written in a simple way that make it easy fo rthe students to manage.
it includes the most essential statestical work expected from the nurse researchers, academics and others working with statestical data base information.
It helped me to be more focus on the essentials required by nurses on all levels.

Professor Hanan Alkorashy
Nursing , King Saud University
February 18, 2011

Marston writes clearly and has succeeded in focusing this text on that information useful to students who are actually engaged in collecting, coding, analysing and interpreting quantitative data. Her clear explanations and relevant examples assist students in a) understanding which statistical techniques and tests are appropriate to the data they have collected and b) interpreting their results.

Ms Donna Frost
Nursing , Fontys University of Applied Sciences
February 16, 2011

A very good textbook for students struggling with SPSS

Mrs Suzanne Jones
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
January 26, 2011

This book certainly offers a useful reference to using SPSS. I particularly liked the worked examples and detailed illustrations

Mr Colin Winter
Adult Nursing, London South Bank University
January 17, 2011

A concise textbook on aan aspect of research that can be a problem to undergraduate students. Not an essential book but of great use for reference

Mr Chris Palmer
Division Of Nursing, Nottingham University
April 21, 2010

This is a gem of a book which enables beginners to really grasp the concepts of statistics using SPSS and describes how to interpret results clearly, using every day language.

Ms Danita Wilmott
Nursing , Manchester Metropolitan University
March 17, 2010

This is a well written and pratical book which is very suitable for Health and Nursing PG students as an introductory text.

Dr Ruth Jepson
Nursing and Midwifery, University of Stirling
March 11, 2010

This is a very good introductory student text supported by very good explanations.

Ms Sandra Fleming
School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, University of Dublin Trinity College
March 2, 2010

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