Successful Statistics for Nursing and Healthcare
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Successful Statistics For Nursing and Healthcare helps students to gain an understanding of statistical methods within the evidence-based health care context. It builds confidence in descriptive statistics, concentrating on appropriate statistical tools and the techniques used in research, whilst gently introducing the mathematics required.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12mm | 355g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 2006 ed.
  • biography
  • 1403916527
  • 9781403916525
  • 2,210,098

About Roger Watson

ROGER WATSON is Director of the Graduate School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield, UK. His research interests include older people, nurse education and employment. IAN ATKINSON is Senior Lecturer in Research Methods at the School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside, UK. He is involved in teaching Quantitative Methods on pre and post-registration modules for health care professionals. He has many years of experience as a researcher in nursing and other health care topics. PATRICIA EGERTON was, until recently, Head of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Teesside, UK. She taught Mathematics undergraduates, as well as those from other disciplines (including Sport Science, Business, Science, Engineering and Computer Graphics). She was a University Teaching Fellow and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2000.show more

Table of contents

Setting the Scene.- Levels of Measurement.- Populations and Samples.- Presenting Data.- Summarising Data.- Distributions and their Curves.- Is It Likely?.- Estimating with Confidence.- Normal or Not?.- Different or Not?.- The Significance of Proportions.- The Strength of Relationships.- Large Numbers of Variables.show more