Basic Skills in Statistics: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals

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Class Publishing Ltd, 2004 - Medical - 112 pages

Statistics can be an intimidating subject for many students and clinicians.

This concise text introduces the basic concepts that underpin medical statistics, and using everyday clinical examples, highlights the importance of statistical principles to understanding and implementing research findings in routine clinical care.

This book will be an essential tool for students, clinicians in training, nurses and GPs.

Table of Contents:

Part 1 Introduction

Part 2 Laying the foundations: measure and probability

Part 3 Description of a single variable

Part 4 Linking two variables

Part 5 Statistical inference

Part 6 Study design

Part 7 Combining studies: systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Part 8 Managing data


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Description of a single variable
Statistical inference
Study design
Managing data
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