SPSS for Starters

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 8, 2010 - Medical - 76 pages
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This small book addresses different kinds of datafiles, as commonly encountered in clinical research, and their data-analysis on SPSS Software. Some 15 years ago serious statistical analyses were conducted by specialist statisticians using ma- frame computers. Nowadays, there is ready access to statistical computing using personal computers or laptops, and this practice has changed boundaries between basic statistical methods that can be conveniently carried out on a pocket calculator and more advanced statistical methods that can only be executed on a computer. Clinical researchers currently perform basic statistics without professional help from a statistician, including t-tests and chi-square tests. With help of user-friendly software the step from such basic tests to more complex tests has become smaller, and more easy to take. It is our experience as masters’ and doctorate class teachers of the European College of Pharmaceutical Medicine (EC Socrates Project Lyon France) that s- dents are eager to master adequate command of statistical software for that purpose. However, doing so, albeit easy, still takes 20–50 steps from logging in to the final result, and all of these steps have to be learned in order for the procedures to be successful.
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
OneSample Continuous and Binary Data tTest zTest 10 and 55 Patients
6
Paired Continuous Data Pairedt Wilcoxon 10 Patients
9
Unpaired Continuous Data Unpaired tTests MannWhitney 20 Patients
12
Linear Regression 20 Patients
15
Repeated Measures ANOVA Friedman 10 Patients
20
Mixed Models 20 Patients
23
OneWayANOVA KruskallWallis 30 Patients
26
Trend Tests for Binary Data 106 Patients
43
Paired Binary McNemar Test 139 General Practitioners
47
Multiple Paired Binary Data Cochrans Q Test 139 Patients
50
Cox Regression 60 Patients
55
Cox Regression with Timedependent Variables 60 Patients
59
Validating Qualitative Diagnostic Tests 575 Patients
62
Validating Quantitative Diagnostic Tests 17 Patients
67
Reliability Assessment of Qualitative Diagnostic Tests 17 Patients
69

Trend Test for Continuous Data 30 Patients
29
Unpaired Binary Data ChiSquare Crosstabs 55 Patients
35
Logistic Regression 55 Patients
38
Reliability Assessment of Quantitative Diagnostic Tests 17 Patients
71
Final Remarks
73
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