Key Features

  • concise and practical guide to using data for health students and practitioners
  • information is divided into accessible sections with clear and straightforward progression of skills
  • screen dumps, charts and graphs are integrated throughout
  • icons in the text direct readers to web-based activities
  • Tips and Tricks at end of each section, and FAQs at the end of the text
  • activities are built around real-world examples in healthcare

Table of Contents

Section 1

Introduction

Principles of data entry and quality

- Rationale

- Why do we have standards?

- What is data?

- Why do we need clean data?

Principles of data storage and retrieval

- Security of data

- Confidentiality of data

- Ethical use of data


Section 2 Data Manipulation

Transforming Database Data

Basics

Structure

Find, Sort, Group

Queries

Sharing

Analysing the data

Cross tab analysis

Charts

Ways of Presenting this Data

Creating meaningful charts

Reading Charts

What do they tell you?

Employing Graphics

Tips and Tricks

Transforming Spreadsheet Data

Basics

Structure

Filtering and Sorting

Wildcards

Formatting Data

Analysing the data

Summarising data

‘What if’ analysis

Ways of Presenting this Data

Creating meaningful charts

Reading Charts

What do they tell you?

Employing Graphics

Tips and Tricks

Transforming Word processor Data

Simple Research


Section 3 Presenting Data for Impact

Word

- Document Presentation

PowerPoint

- Basics of presentation

Charts

Web

- Blogs

- Wikis

WiFi

Tips and Tricks


Conclusion

FAQs

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
Electronic ISBN:
9780729578899
Print ISBN:
9780729538893

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