Statistical Methods for Health Care Research / Edition 5

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Focusing on the statistical methods most frequently used in the health care literature and featuring numerous charts, graphs, and up-to-date examples from the literature, this text provides a thorough foundation for the statistics portion of nursing and all health care research courses. All Fifth Edition chapters include new examples and new computer printouts using the latest software, SPSS for Windows, Version 12. New material on regression diagnostics has been added.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

The second edition of this text includes more techniques, reduced amount of calculations (which were kept to a minimum even in the first), and increased emphasis on interpretation of computer printouts. Includes a disk containing MYSTAT, a computerized statistical package. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book acquaints readers with the statistical techniques most commonly reported in research literature for the health professions. The previous edition was published in 1997.
Purpose: The purpose is to present statistical techniques in the most understandable way possible. This information is needed to evaluate research studies, especially in light of math anxiety that plagues many individuals. The authors have made a complex subject easy to understand.
Audience: The target audience is nursing students and nurse researchers. Health professional researchers will also find this book useful. The authors have taught courses in this area.
Features: This book covers organizing and displaying data, descriptive statistics, introduction to inferential statistics and hypothesis testing, and parametric and nonparametric statistical techniques commonly reported. The focus is on use of and interpretation of the statistical techniques rather than mathematical calculations. Computer printouts and examples from the literature demonstrate statistical reporting. A data disk is provided for application exercises. Tables for common statistics are provided. Many chapters contain application exercises with answers.
Assessment: This book is a must for understanding common statistics reported in the literature. Chapters have been revised and updated, including the glossary. Additional information on confirmatory factor analysis has been added. The authors' comments on the printouts provide for easier understanding.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781748407
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/5/2004
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Organizing and displaying data 3
Ch. 2 Univariate descriptive statistics 33
Ch. 3 Key principles of statistical inference 73
Ch. 4 Selected nonparametric techniques 109
Ch. 5 t tests : measuring the differences between group means 137
Ch. 6 Differences among group means : one-way analysis of variance 151
Ch. 7 Differences among group means : multifactorial analysis of variance 173
Ch. 8 Analysis of covariance 199
Ch. 9 Repeated measures analysis of variance 213
Ch. 10 Correlation 239
Ch. 11 Regression 259
Ch. 12 Regression diagnostics and canonical correlation 287
Ch. 13 Logistic regression 301
Ch. 14 Exploratory factor analysis 321
Ch. 15 Confirmatory factor analysis 351
Ch. 16 Path analysis 377
Ch. 17 Structural equation modeling 405
App. A Percent of total area of normal curve between a z-score and the mean 447
App. B Distribution of X[superscript 2] probability 449
App. C Distribution of t 451
App. D The 5% and 1% points for the distribution of F 453
App. E Critical values of the correlation coefficient 457
App. F Transformation of r to z[subscript r] 459
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