Statistics Workbook for Evidence-based Health Care
September 2008, BMJ Books
Knowing that the best way to learn statistical concepts is to use them, the authors employ real examples and articles from health science literature, complete with the complexities that real life presents, in an approach that will help bring researchers and clinicians one step closer towards being statistical savvy and better able to critically read research literature and interpret the results.
- A practical hands-on workbook for individual or group exercises
- Teaches how to understand statistical methods when reading journals, and how to use them in clinical research
- Emphasizes the use of statistics in evidence-based research
Relevant for anyone needing to use statistics, this workbook is an ideal resource for all health care professionals and students, especially those learning and practising evidence-based medicine.
By Virginia A. Moyer.
UNIT 1 Hypothesis testing and estimation.
UNIT 2 Incidence and prevalence rates.
UNIT 3 Comparing proportions.
UNIT 4 Relative risk and odds ratio.
UNIT 5 Clinical trials.
UNIT 6 Comparing mean values.
UNIT 7 Correlation and regression.
UNIT 8 Follow-up studies.
UNIT 9 Survival analyses.
UNIT 10 Diagnostic and screening statistics.
Belinda Barton also from the Children's Hospital at
Westmead is Head of the Education Research Institute and
Psychologist in the Neurogenetics Research Unit
Professor Elizabeth Elliott, Discipline of Paediatrics
and Child Health, University of Sydney, The Children’s
Hospital at Westmead
Jennifer Peat, Belinda Barton, Professor
All of the Children's Hospital at Westmead, NSW Australia
● Teaches students how to understand statistical methods when reading journals, and how to use them in clinical research
● Emphasizes the use of statistics in evidence-based research
● Relevant for anyone needing to use statistics, making this workbook an ideal resource for statistics courses taught in medical schools worldwide
● Complements Medical Statistics: a guide to data analysis and critical appraisal by the same authors, and other BMJ statistics books such as Statistics at Square One 10th edition, Statistics at Square Two and Statistics with Confidence 2nd edition