Presenting Medical Statistics from Proposal to Publication
Oxford University Press, 2017 - Medical - 224 pages
As many medical and healthcare researchers have a love-hate relationship with statistics, the second edition of this practical reference book may make all the difference. Using practical examples, mainly from the authors' own research, the book explains how to make sense of statistics, turn
statistical computer output into coherent information, and help decide which pieces of information to report and how to present them.
The book takes you through all the stages of the research process, from the initial research proposal, through ethical approval and data analysis, to reporting on and publishing the findings. Helpful tips and information boxes, offer clear guidance throughout, including easily followed instructions
This new edition covers a wider range of statistical programs - SAS, STATA, R, and SPSS, and shows the commands needed to obtain the analyses and how to present it, whichever program you are using. Each specific example is annotated to indicate other scenarios that can be analysed using the same
Written by three experienced biostatisticians based in the UK and US, this is a step-by-step guide that will be invaluable to researchers and postgraduate students in medicine, those working in the professions allied to medicine, and statisticians in consultancy roles.
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2 Introduction to the research process
3 Writing a research protocol
4 Writing up a research study
5 Introduction to presenting statistical analyses
6 Single group studies
7 Comparing two groups
8 Analysing matched or paired data