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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 have used this text for many years now as it provides a simple easily accessible introduction to statistical approaches that is subject specific - something that helps healthcare and associated students engage with the topic. This new edition provides a useful update to the text.

Dr Ivan Gee
Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
April 24, 2014

User friendly text that walk the healthcare professional through statistics.

Miss Tracey Barnfather
Midwifery Div, Northampton University
May 19, 2015

Very good introductory statistical text for students at all levels. Very clear and easy to follow. I Greatly recommend this book.

Dr Josette Bettany-Saltikov
School Of Health And Social Care Parksid, University of Teeside
February 17, 2015

This book is very helpful as introductory course to statistics for healthcare professionals

Mr Mahmoud Ismael
Faculty of Pharmacy, Assiut University
August 18, 2014

Excellent text for those who find statistics trying !

Speech and Hearing Sciences, Queen Margaret UniversityEdinburgh
August 12, 2014

This is a very good text which outlines the important statistical requirement for the undergraduate student. The section on displaying data is of particular interest, whilst the whole text is presented in a clear and fresh manner.

Dr Peter Thain
Sports Therapy, Bedfordshire University
June 8, 2014

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