Presenting medical statistics from proposal to publication: A step-by-step guide

Paperback | November 30, 2006

byJanet Peacock, Sally Kerry

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As many medical and healthcare researchers have a love-hate relationship with statistics, this practical reference book may make all the difference. It takes examples, mainly from the authors' own research, to explain how to make sense of statistics, turn statistical computer results intocoherent information, and help decide which pieces of information to report and how to present them.Presenting Medical Statistics includes a wide range of statistical analyses, and all the statistical methods are illustrated using real data. Labelled figures show the Stata and SPSS commands needed to obtain the analyses, with indications of which information should be extracted from the outputfor reporting. The relevant results are then presented as for a report or journal article, to illustrate the principles of good presentation.The reader is taken through the various stages of the research process, from the initial research proposal, ethical approval and data analysis, to reporting on and publishing the findings. There are even extensive references for those who wish to find out more about the statistical methods. Thisis a must for anyone working with statistics in the medical profession.

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As many medical and healthcare researchers have a love-hate relationship with statistics, this practical reference book may make all the difference. It takes examples, mainly from the authors' own research, to explain how to make sense of statistics, turn statistical computer results intocoherent information, and help decide which pie...

Janet Peacock is a medical statistician with over 20 years experience of medical and healthcare research, and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. She has conducted and collaborated in many published medical research studies, and gives advice to researchers at all the different stages of the research process. She has much experie...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.4 inPublished:November 30, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Introduction to the research process2. Writing a research protocol3. Writing up a research study4. Introduction to presenting statistical analyses5. Single group studies6. Comparing two groups7. Analysing matched or paired data8. Analysing relationships between variables9. Multifactorial analyses10. Survival analyses11. Presenting a randomised controlled trial

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.,."a very concise introduction to the presentation of medical statistics, which is suitable for those with no more than an introductory undergraduate course in the subject...Although it is aimed at a medical audience, the book would be relevant to anyone who conducts research on humans (psychologists, social scientists, etc.)...Overall, it is a useful reference book."--Statistics in Society