Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics
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- Author/s: Peacock, Janet; Peacock, Philip
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- ISBN: 9780199551286
- Format: Part-work (fascículo)
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publication date: 4 November 2010
- Dimensions: 108mm (Width), 181mm (Height), 24mm (Spine width)
- Weight: 282g
The majority of medical research involves quantitative methods and so it is essential to be able to understand and interpret statistics. This book shows readers how to develop the skills required to critically appraise research evidence effectively, and how to conduct research and communicate their findings.
To practice evidence-based medicine, doctors need to understand how research is conducted and be able to critically appraise research evidence. A sound understanding of medical statistics is essential for the correct evaluation of medical research and the appropriate implementation of findings in clinical practice. Written in an easily accessible style, the Oxford Handbook of Medical Statistics provides doctors and medical students with a concise and thorough account of this often difficult subject. It promotes understanding and interpretation of statistical methods across a wide range of topics, from study design and sample size considerations, through t- and chi-squared tests, to complex multifactorial analyses, using examples from published research. References for further reading are given for more information on specific topics. Helping readers to conduct their own research or critically appraise other's work, this volume provides all the information readers need to understand and interpret medical statistics.
1. Research design