Overview

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.

Packed with real examples from scientific literature, this instructive ...

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How to Display Data

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Overview

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.

Packed with real examples from scientific literature, this instructive handbook describes appropriate methods for displaying a variety of quantitative information using both graphs and tables, to enhance the interpretation of scientific research. Examples of bad presentation highlight the pitfalls of data display and will ensure that readers never fall into the same traps!

About the Author:
Jenny V. Freeman, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

About the Author:
Stephen J. Walters, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

About the Author:
Michael J. Campbell, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

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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: 9781444359701
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/26/2011
  • Series: HOW - How To , #26
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 1,240,841
  • File size: 2 MB

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

Preface     vii
Introduction to data display     1
How to display data badly     9
Displaying univariate categorical data     17
Displaying quantitative data     29
Displaying the relationship between two continuous variables     43
Data in tables     59
Reporting study results     66
Time series plots and survival curves     90
Displaying results in presentations     98
Index     107
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