Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care gently introduces the essential statistical techniques in an accessible manner to enable the reader to grasp the fundamentals and gain the confidence and understanding to perform their own analysis. Starting from first principles, the text then progresses step by step, with ′advice′ sections for all the tests described. Including comprehensive coverage of all basic statistical concepts, information is also provided on relevant examples for nurses, including case studies, data sets and guidance for further reading.
Advice is also given in areas such as clinical trials and epidemiology equipping the reader to critically appraise work published in key medical journals.
Practical Statistics for Nursing and Healthcare:
- Provides a user–friendly guide to statistical techniques and applications relevant to nurses and health care–workers.
- Includes a variety of the most appropriate methods for gathering, presenting and analysing data.
- Features essential tables of data, illustrations and numerous fully–worked examples.
Health Care Investigations: Measurement and Sampling Concepts
Introduction to Epidemiology
Measuring the Average
Probability and the Normal Curve
How Good are our Estimates?
The Basis of Statistical Testing
Analysis of Variance –
" a plain English guide to facilitate both learning and reference " (Nurse Education Today, No.23, 2003)
"...helpful in enabling nurses to appraise empirical research and utilise research in their practice..." (Primary Health Care, October 2003)
"...provides clear explanations of the statistical concepts and illustrates these using relevant nursing scenarios..." (Practice Nurse, Friday 16 January, 2004)
"...provides a basic foundation of statistics...good resource for nurses...very user friendly..." (Oncology Nursing Forum, Vol 31(2), 2004)