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Interpreting Statistical Findings: A Guide for Health Professionals and Students


Interpreting Statistical Findings: A Guide for Health Professionals and Students

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    Available in PDF Format | Interpreting Statistical Findings: A Guide for Health Professionals and Students.pdf | English
    Jan Walker(Author) Palo Almond(Author)
Need help interpreting other people's health research?

This book offers guidance for students undertaking a critical review of quantitative research papers and will also help health professionals to understand and interpret statistical results within health-related research papers.

The book requires little knowledge of statistics, includes worked examples and is broken into the following sections:

  • A worked example of a published RCT and a health survey
  • Explanations of basic statistical concepts
  • Explanations of common statistical tests
  • A quick guide to statistical terms and concepts
Walker and Almond have helpfully cross-referenced throughout, so those requiring in-depth explanations or additional worked examples can locate these easily.

Interpreting Statistical Research Findings is key reading for nursing and health care students and will help make this area of research much easier to tackle!

Jan Walker is an experienced researcher, lecturer and supervisor. Her previous books include Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions 3/e (Open University Press, 2007).

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  • By Conor Hamilton on 8 September 2010

    Going into the final year of my Nursing Degree with limited research and statistics experience, I feel more confident having read this book. It makes no assumptions about the reader's level of ability at interpreting statistics, and breaks down each section into easily understandable terms and concepts. The use of tables, figures and examples throughout the book effectively illustrate and reinforce the text.Part One of the book eases the reader into statistical analysis with real examples of the two main research methods used in health research. Parts Two and Three show us how to go about analysing these examples using effective, user-friendly language and terminology, coupled with the use of the previously mentioned tables, figures and examples.Part Four of the book is an excellent quick reference guide, which not only summarises the main concepts of the book e.g. a glossary of terms, a guide to statistical symbols, and an overview of common statistical tests, but also contains a framework for our own statistical review of a research paper, with pointers to the relevant chapters of the book.In summary, this book makes the task of interpreting statistical findings much more approachable and less daunting for those with little, or no, previous experience, and will provide a valuable reference for the more experienced researcher. I would recommend it to any student undertaking a Nursing Research module.

  • By Ms. P. Zanini on 31 December 2012

    This book has a very easy language... very clear for who is not a statistician!!!! Even other books I read for health professionals did not have easy terms. Too many jargons! I do recommend this book.

  • By Irene on 9 September 2014

    Makes statistics very easy to understand for people like me who don't do statistics very often.

  • By MissMatilda on 8 January 2015

    great book, a bit too in depth for me at this stage!

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