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Statistics for Healthcare Professionals
An Introduction

Second Edition


© 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
 
Questionnaires
 
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

'Very focused and specific on stats. The style is more accessible than the others and the format is of much more value in the teaching situation, with the boxes and the exercises offering an excellent set of tools for the students and the academic tutor.'

Angela Scriven

What are the key strengths of this book?

'Very focused and specific on stats. The style is more accessible than the others and the format is of much more value in the teaching situation, with the boxes and the exercises offering an excellent set of tools for the students and the academic tutor.'

Mohammed Hassali, University of Malaysia new edition review:

Easy to read and comprehend

Sheila Scutter, University of South Australia new edition review:

Style, case studies. simplicity in style and explanation. Relevance to health sciences. Many books relate to nursing. 

Hassali and Scutter

‘Scott and Mazhindu have successfully tackled the important challenge of providing future healthcare providers with the foundation for translating research into practice.’  

Susan Schembre, Assistant Professor, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

‘I like the simplicity in style of this book. I recommend it to students who are apprehensive about their abilities to handle a statistics course.’

Dr Sheila Scutter, Lecturer, University of South Australia

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
October 14, 2015

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 !

Mrs CHRIS DEPLACIDO
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

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