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Effective data presentation is an essential skill for anybody wishing to display or publish research results, but when done badly, it can convey a misleading or confusing message. This new addition to the popular “How to” series explains how to present data in journal articles, grant applications or research presentations clearly, accurately and logically, increasing the chances of successful publication.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book offers most excitement and is abound with promise." (Urology News, May/June 2009)

"The book casts a fresh light on many issues related to effective data presentation. The questions raised and ideas offered are thought-provoking, innovative and easily implemental ... .It is a small but powerful book which I firmly believe everyone would enjoy while reading in addition to learning." (Academici, April 2009)

"This book not only provides an enjoyable read, but also it reminds readers how and how not to display data. I strongly recommend this book for both medical researchers and inter-disciplinary readers, including empirical musicology." (Academici, February 2009)

  “This text would be an excellent primer for those who have the computer background for producing graphics but who lack training in the presentation of material.” (The American Statistician, February 2009)

“Effective data presentation is an essential skill … .This should be very helpful to the target audience. Good data presentation should contribute to publication and presentation.” (Doody's Book Reviews)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book describes the techniques for displaying scientific data.
Purpose: The purpose is to help researchers develop the skills of presenting statistical data in journal articles and oral presentations. Good data presentation increases the likelihood of publication of the study.
Audience: The target audience is researchers who are publishing or presenting research findings.
Features: The book covers various ways of displaying quantitative data. It demonstrates good ways and bad ways of presenting data.
Assessment: This should be very helpful to the target audience. Good data presentation should contribute to publication and presentation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405139748
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/19/2008
  • Series: HOW - How To Series , #7
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenny Freeman, Lecturer

Stephen Walters, Senior Lecturer

Mike Campbell, Professor

The Medical Statistics Unit, University of Sheffield, UK

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Table of Contents


1 Introduction to data display.

2 How to display data badly.

3 Displaying univariate categorical data.

4 Displaying quantitative data.

5 Displaying the relationship between two continuous variables.

6 Data in tables.

7 Reporting study results.

8 Time series plots and survival curves.

9 Displaying results in presentations.


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