Statistics for Nursing : A Practical Approach

Title

Statistics for Nursing : A Practical Approach

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Description

By Elizabeth Heavey, college at Brockport faculty member.

Professional nurses must be able to critique and understand the strengths and weakness of statistical design and analysis in order to develop evidence-based practices in a clinical setting. This text teaches entry-level nursing students the selection, application, and evaluation of statistical analysis techniques in addition to how to evaluate and apply the results derived from this analysis. This much needed, user-friendly book is written specifically for nurses by a nurse.

ISBN

9780763774844

Publication Date

2011

Publication Information

Sudbury, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2011.

xvi, 240 p. : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Disciplines

Nursing

Department

Nursing

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: RT68 .H43 2011

CONTENTS: Introduction to statistics and levels of measurement -- Presenting data -- Descriptive statistics, probability, and measures of central tendency -- Evaluating your measurement tool -- Sampling methods -- Generating the research idea -- Sample size, effect size, and power -- Chi-square -- Student t-test -- Analysis of variance (ANOVA) -- Correlation coefficients -- Relative risk, odds ratio, and attributable risk.