'Statistics for the Health Sciences engagingly presents the key analytic issues that students and professionals need to understand in the most accessible and vivid way possible. Full of real examples and practical exercises, the book successfully avoids getting bogged down with complex maths and formulae' - Dennis Howitt at Loughborough University
The chapter overviews, absence of statistical formulae and use of appropriate examples and student exercises make this a very 'hands on' and practical text' -
Merryl E Harvey, Birmingham City University
It provides key Statistical concepts that my students need to succed in their Boistatistics class. They like the non-mathematical approach to explain statistics.
I like the non mathematical approach taken. I think the SPSS exercises will be invaluable for the students. it seems to be an easy read for the beginning student in statistics. I looked at many books and made a decision to go with this one.
An excellent introduction to data handling. Material is explained in a very accessible style, and good examples are utilised to demonstrate ideas. Very useful tests are provided with each chapter, and the companion website allows students to learn in an interactive manner. An excellent addition to the introductory statistics literature.
altough very clear textbook, good support with screenshots and extra information, my other collegues preferred a dutch spss handbook
Hi thank you fo rthe reminder! I had forgotten to review this book and have just done so. At first glance I thought it a bit wordy but then when I had a good look I realised it had alot of useful material and the spss information was very good. I am starting the lectures tomorrow with my second years and I will now recommend this book to them as one they should have on their shelf as a very useful reference for the course and for their future practice.
A very informative and clear textbook
This is a very accessible book on statistical methods. I found the chapter on survival analysis very interesting and easy to understand.
Using it for undergraduate Health Statistics course - 1st time this coming semester. Will let you know how it works out.
Well-written textbook about statistics for the Health Sciences. The Statistical Methods presented in this book are highly relevant even for other academic disciplines. The Chapters about Epidemiology, Interventions and Survival analysis are of particular interest.
Useful for analysis guidance using SPSS or just for handy statistical pointers in general.
I really like this book which is easy to read and links statistics to the research process... demystifying along the way. I have recommended it to colleagues & will certainly guide students to this book.
Statistics can terrify those who aren't confident with numbers; and this guide should help even the most nervous of students to grasp essential concepts and practice. The book is well-designed, clearly written and accessible. It is useful for tutors who also want to refresh their understanding of statistics.
A useful text.
A very good text to aid the students with data analysis.
The following review regards the book “Statistics for the health sciences a non-mathematical introduction” by Christine P. Dancey, John G. Reidy and Richard Rowe.
There are many textbooks about statistics. The first question we should answer is whether all these books are necessary or not. To my point of view the answer is YES and I will explain why.
I really liked this text. I have used a lot of statistics textbooks but this one stands out as being very well designed. Firstly it is health based which suits my groups of students, covering things like testing interventions and survival analysis. Secondly it is not overly focussed on how to do stuff in SPSS or Excel as many texts are. Rather it explains the statistics and why different approaches are used and only afterwards shows students how to use SPSS to do the analysis.
A clearly presented text with lots of relevant examples used to illustrate the statistical methods
This is an excellent text which is clear in its approach. The screen shots of SPSS guide the student through the examples and the simplistic blue and grey colour scheme does not distract the reader, but rather makes the information clear and accessible.