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Introductory Statistics for Health and Nursing Using SPSS

Introductory Statistics for Health and Nursing Using SPSS

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December 2009 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Introductory Statistics for Health & Nursing using SPSS is an impressive introductory statistics text ideal for all health science and nursing students.

Health and nursing students can be anxious and lacking in confidence when it comes to handling statistics. This book has been developed with this readership in mind. This accessible text eschews long and off-putting statistical formulae in favour of non-daunting practical and SPSS-based examples. What's more, its content will fit ideally with the common course content of stats courses in the field.

Introductory Statistics for Health & Nursing using SPSS is also accompanied by a companion website containing data-sets and examples for use by lecturers with their students.

The inclusion of real-world data and a host of health-related examples should make this an ideal core text for any introductory statistics course in the field.

Getting Started with Data and SPSS
Data Management
Study Designs
Summary Statistics for Continuous Data
Summary Statistics for Categorical Data
Samples and Populations
Comparing Two Categorical Variables
Comparing Means
Non-Parametric Tests
Assessing Associations with a Continuous Outcome
Assessing Associations with a Categorical Outcome

Great book for students who need to use SPSS.

Dr Sofia Barbosa Boucas
Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, Oxford Brookes University
October 17, 2014

This book is a very good match for our new Practical Data Analysis module. The range of content reflects our syllabus closely, and does not stray into more complex and potentially frightening (for students) territory. Explanations are clear, and the layout is attractive, making the book very accessible.

Ms Fiona Reid
Health , St George's, University of London
May 14, 2013

it would certainly help my students, particularly those who have been asked to do a research, to grasp the concepts and see the wider picture."

Dr Rabia Allari
Nursing , Al-Isra Private University
February 11, 2013

Excellent resource, very specific and very important for nurses, I appreciate it, Thanks for editor

Miss Maha Atout
Nursing , Al-Isra Private University
January 22, 2013

Very useful. Complex concepts presented in a simple form.

Dr Rani Khatib
School of Healthcare, Leeds University
March 7, 2012

Not appropraite reading for this module

Mrs Helen Ashwood
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
December 19, 2011

I was very impressed with this book's simple and clear presentation. Having a lot of screen prints is very helpful for students as they pick their way through SPSS for the first time. The subject matter is presented clearly and in a professional tone which is very suitable for motivated postgraduate students.

Mr Robert Grant
Faculty of Health & Social Care Scienc, St George's, University of London
October 17, 2011

Still prefer Salkind's statistics book for overall simplicity and integration with SPSS.

Dr Valerie Herzog
Health Promo Human Perf Dept, Weber State University
September 12, 2011

Good, clear, step by step instructions for working in SPSS. Explanations are relevant, with a focus on nursing and health care, and useful to students when learning about statistical analysis and when writing their reports.

Ms Donna Frost
Nursing , Fontys University of Applied Sciences
July 28, 2011

This book does what it says on the cover

Mr James Wilson
Health , Southampton University
July 18, 2011

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