Research for Physiotherapists: Project Design and Analysis / Edition 2

Research for Physiotherapists: Project Design and Analysis / Edition 2

by Carolyn M. Hicks
     
 

This book provides physiotherapists with a comprehensive introduction to research. It gives an overview of major research approaches with an emphasis on experimental methods and data analysis. The author's aim is to demystify research methods and statistical analysis in order that physiotherapists at all levels will find it easier to conduct their own research and to… See more details below

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This book provides physiotherapists with a comprehensive introduction to research. It gives an overview of major research approaches with an emphasis on experimental methods and data analysis. The author's aim is to demystify research methods and statistical analysis in order that physiotherapists at all levels will find it easier to conduct their own research and to evaluate published material critically. For this edition Research for Physiotherapists has been thoroughly revised in response to readers' comments. Additional material includes a wider overview of alternative approaches to research, a section on the techniques of estimation, a section on the basic principles of questionnaire design, guidelines to reading published research critically, and a glossary. Research for Physiotherapists will prove invaluable to all those in the profession - students, teachers and clinicians - who are interested in undertaking research but who are deterred by the normally complex language of research methodology and statistical analysis. Carolyn Hicks makes a sometimes difficult subject easy both to read and to understand.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443049996
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
9.84(w) x 0.79(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Sect. 1Basic principles of research
1Introduction3
2Research design and statistics: some basic concepts11
3Questionnaires, surveys and sampling17
4The nature of the data25
5Techniques of descriptive statistics31
6Testing hypotheses47
7Designing your study63
8Sources of error in research71
9Matching the research design to the statistical test79
10Putting the theory into practice93
11Writing up the research for publication103
12Reading published research critically111
Sect. 2Statistical tests
13Non-parametric tests for same- and matched- subject designs119
14Parametric tests for same- and matched- subject designs137
15Non-parametric tests for different- (unrelated-) subject designs149
16Parametric tests for different- (unrelated-) subject designs167
17Non-parametric and parametric tests for correlational designs179
18Estimation195
App. 1Basic mathematical principles205
App. 2Statistical probability tables209
App. 3Answers to Activities227
Glossary237
References243
Index245

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