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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Successful Statistics for Nursing and Healthcare

ISBN 9781403916525
Publication Date April 2006
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

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.

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.

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.


This text is interesting and readable, possibly due to the number and nature of the healthcare examples used. It would be suitable for students and experienced healthcare professionals alike, as the accessible format allows the reader to target areas for indepth study, or make quick reference.' Susan Totty, Journal of Community Nursing
' ... this is a useful introductory text for students in the nursing and healthcare professions, and I would recommend in to anyone embarking on an introductory statistics course.' – Barbara Mullan, Journal of Advanced Nursing
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