Nonparametric Statistics in Health Care Research: Statistics for Small Samples and Unusual Distributions

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SAGE, Mar 28, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 307 pages
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This book will help the reader select and interpret the most appropriate statistical tests to enable the effective assessment of a particular intervention. Beginning with a general overview of nonparametric statistics, Majorie A Pett reviews statistical hypothesis testing and the characteristics of data. She then explores "goodness of fit" tests, tests for two related samples, repeated measures for multiple time periods or matched conditions, tests for two independent samples, tests to assess differences among independent groups and tests for association between variables.

 

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Contents

Preface
7
Overview of Nonparametric Statistics
13
The Process of Statistical Hypothesis Testing
20
Evaluating the Characteristics of Data
30
GoodnessofFit Tests
59
PretestPosttest
95
Repeated Measures for MoreThan Two Time Periods
122
Tests for Two Independent Samples
146
Assessing Differences Among Several Independent Groups
181
Tests of Association Between Variables
225
The Current State of the Art
276
References
283
Index
293
About the Author
307
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About the author (1997)

Dr. Marge Pett is a Research Professor in the College of Nursing, having been on the faculty since 1980. She is the author of numerous articles and presentations related both to her previously federally funded research on family interaction in married and divorced families, her current interests in developing effective healthy lifestyle interventions for persons with intellectual disabilities and their families, development of patient-ofocused pain care measures, as well as her interests in statistics. Her two textbooks, Nonparametric Statistics for Health Care Research and Making Sense of Factor Analysis, have received much praise from the health care community. Marge has a strong commitment to facilitationg the practical application of statistics in the social, behavioral, and biological sciences, especially among practitioners in health care settings. She has taught various statistics courses to doctoral students from a variety of disciplines, both at the beginning and advanced levels. Marge has been married for more than 40 years to the same person, has two adult children and 2-3/4 grandchildren. When she is not teaching or doing research, Marge can be found on the tennis courts, various and sundry golf courses, studying Italian or wandering the streets of the wonderful cities of Italia.

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