Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice and Evaluation

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Cengage Learning, Mar 23, 2009 - Education - 360 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction and EvidenceBased Practice
1
Descriptive Statistics
31
Inferential Data Analysis Conceptual Foundation
95
Inferential Data Analysis Parametric and Nonparametric Procedures
155
Review of Some Math Basics
251
Statistical Symbols
255
Additional Multivariate Procedures A Conceptual Overview
256
Reporting Your Statistical Findings
265
Preparing Data for Analysis
274
Hypothetical Data Set for SPSS
283
SPSS Instructions and Exercises
287
Answers to Selected Review Questions
304
Glossary
313
References
324
Index
327
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Allen Rubin has been doing and teaching research since 1976, when he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Renowned in social work, Dr. Rubin has written several research texts, published numerous research studies on social work practice, and is a past president of the Society for Social Work and Research.

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