A Clinician's Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health: Measuring Truth and Uncertainty

A Clinician's Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health: Measuring Truth and Uncertainty

by S. Nassir Ghaemi
     
 

Describes statistical concepts in plain English with minimal mathematical content, giving an insight into which statistics to believe - and why.See more details below

Overview

Describes statistical concepts in plain English with minimal mathematical content, giving an insight into which statistics to believe - and why.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521709583
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
166
Sales rank:
1,249,975
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Basic Concepts: 1. Why data never speak for themselves; 2. Why you cannot believe your eyes: the three C's; 3. Levels of evidence; Part II. Bias: 4. Types of bias; 5. Randomization; 6. Regression; Part III. Chance: 7. Hypothesis testing: the dreaded p-value and statistical significance; 8. The use of hypothesis testing statistics in clinical trials; 9. The alternative effect estimation; Part IV. Causation: 10. What does causation mean?; 11. A philosophy of statistics; Part V. The Limits of Statistics: 12. Evidence-based medicine: defense and criticisms; 13. The alchemy of meta-analysis; 14. Bayesian statistics: why your opinion counts; Part VI. The Politics of Statistics: 15. How journal articles get published; 16. How scientific research impacts practice; 17. Dollars, data, and drugs; 18. Bioethics and the clinician/researcher divide; Appendix. Regression models and multivariable analysis.

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