Statistics for Health Care Research

A Practical Workbook

Statistics for Health Care Research: A Practical Workbook is a concise, practical tool that will help you develop confidence in interpreting the statistical data in health sciences research articles. It features 45 exercises designed to strengthen your understanding of sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis techniques. It's the only workbook of its kind to include research examples from both the nursing and the medical literature for a complete perspective on health sciences research.

Paperback, 368 Pages

Published: February 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-0226-0

Contents

• 1. Identifying Level of Measurement: Nominal

2. Identifying Level of Measurement: Ordinal

3. Identifying Level of Measurement: Interval/Ratio

4. Understanding Percentages

5. Frequency Distributions with Percentages

6. Cumulative Percentages and Percentile Ranks

7. Interpreting Histograms

8. Interpreting Line Graphs

9. Identifying Probability and Nonprobability Sampling Methods

10. Understanding the Sampling Section of a Research Report: Sample Criteria, Sample Size, Refusal Rate, and Mortality

11. Using Statistics to Describe a Study Sample

12. Using Power Analysis to Determine Sample Size

13. Understanding Reliability Values of Measurement Methods

14. Understanding Validity Values of Measurement Methods

15. Measurements of Central Tendency Mean, Median, and Mode

16. Mean and Standard Deviation

17. Mean, Standard Deviation, and 68% of Normal Curve

18. Mean, Standard Deviation, and 95% and 99% of Normal Curve

19. Determining Skewness of a Distribution

20. Understanding T Scores

21. Effect Size

22. Scatterplot

23. Pearsonâs Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient

24. Understanding Pearsonâs r, Effect Size, and Percentage of Variance Explained

25. Multiple Correlations I

26. Multiple Correlations II

27. Simple Linear Regression

28. Multiple Linear Regression

29. t-Tests for Independent Groups I

30. t-Tests for Independent Groups II

31. t-Tests for Dependent Groups

32. Significance of Correlation Coefficient

33. Standard Error of the Mean: 95th Confidence Interval

34. Standard Error of the Mean: 99th Confidence Interval

35. Standard Error of a Percentage and 95th Confident Interval

36. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) I

37. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) II

38. Post Hoc Analyses Following ANOVA

39. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) with Confidence Intervals

40. Chi Square I

41. Chi Square II

42. Spearman Rank-Order Correlation Coefficient

43. Mann-Whitney U Test

44. Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed-Ranks Test

45. Specificity and Sensitivity

Index