Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice and Evaluation
Written to address the particular needs of helping-professions students, Allen Rubin’s comprehensive and easy-to-read book provides a step-by-step guide to using statistics, from the evaluation of clinical interventions in a small agency, to how different procedures can be applied across different sorts of studies within the same practice setting. The author’s friendly, approachable style makes the subject of statistics highly accessible to students. A variety of practice illustrations are given both in the narrative as well as in the chapter ending exercise, lending flexibility to teaching approaches.
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Introduction and EvidenceBased Practice
Inferential Data Analysis Conceptual Foundation
Inferential Data Analysis Parametric and Nonparametric Procedures
Review of Some Math Basics
Additional Multivariate Procedures A Conceptual Overview
Reporting Your Statistical Findings
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ANOVA Appendix change scores Chapter chi-square clients clinical significance column correlation coefficient critical region dependent variable difference discussed displayed EBP process effect size effect sizes equation evidence-based practice example experimental explain factor Figure findings formula frequency distribution graph group’s mean hypothetical evaluation illustrate independent intervention Journal kurtosis level of measurement median minus multiple regression nominal nonparametric normal curve normal distribution null hypothesis number of serious ordinal outcome outliers p-value Pearson’s percentage percentile population posttest scores practitioners predict probability procedure proportion ratio-level regression analysis reject the null relationship Review Questions routine treatment sampling error scatterplot serious behavioral incidents skewed SPSS square standard deviation standard error statistical conclusion validity statistical power statistically significant studies substance abuse Suppose t-test Table theoretical sampling distribution tion trauma symptoms treatment group two-tailed test Type II error values variance x-axis youths z-score