Statistics Made Simple for Healthcare and Social Science Professionals and Students

Wong, Kam Cheong and Phua, Kai Lit Statistics Made Simple for Healthcare and Social Science Professionals and Students. University Putra Malaysia Press, 2006.

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Author Wong, Kam Cheong
Phua, Kai Lit
Title Statistics Made Simple for Healthcare and Social Science Professionals and Students
Publisher University Putra Malaysia Press
Publication year 2006
Sub-type Other
Subjects 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
230200 Statistics
Abstract/Summary The fundamentals of statistics, methods of sampling, types of data, levels of measurement, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, and hypothesis testing are covered in Chapters 1, 2 and 3. Chapter 4 deals with (chi-square) tests that can be applied for nominal (categorical) and ordinal data. Categorical data that are commonly collected in studies to investigate relative risk and odds ratio are dealt with in Chapter 5. Statistical tools for handling and analyzing interval data are elaborated in Chapter 6 (t-test and Z-test), Chapter 7 (Analysis of Variance / ANOVA, comparing averages of two and more sources) and Chapter 8 (Correlation, Regression Analysis). The steps to be taken in analyzing quantitative data are summarized in Appendix I. Information about some useful software packages, references and website links are provided in Appendix II. Readers can resort to statistical tables or Microsoft Excel software to obtain certain statistical indices and values. The relevant Microsoft Excel commands are summarized in Appendix III. Some residual plots related to regression analysis are presented in Appendix IV. The statistical tables for(Chi-square) distribution, t-distribution, Standard Normal distribution, and F-distribution are provided in Appendix V, VI, VII, and VIII respectively.
Keyword chi-square
t-test
Z-test
F-test
relative risk
odds ratio
correlation
regression
ANOVA
analysis of variance
sampling
hypothesis testing
quantitative
Excel statistics
health
healthcare
References Gibbons, Jean Dickinson. 3rd edition. 1997. Nonparametric Methods for Quantitative Analysis. Columbus, Ohio: American Science Press. Jones, Ron. 1994. Statistics Workbook. London: Pitman Publishing. Porkess, Roger. 1991. The HarperCollins Dictionary of Statistics. New York: HarperPerennial. Weiss, Neil A. 6th edition. 2002. Introductory Statistics. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. Electronic Textbook: StatSoft http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html GraphPad QuickCalcs: http://www.graphpad.com/quickcalcs/index.cfm "Analyse-it Software": http://www.analyse-it.com Minitab Software: http://www.minitab.com/ SAS Software: http://www.sas.com/ SPSS Software: http://www.spss.com/
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Dr Wong is a statistician trained in a Master of Science (statistics) program at the National University of Singapore. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr Phua is a social scientist trained in a PhD program (Johns Hopkins University, United States of America) which emphasizes the acquisition of statistical skills. Dr Phua is currently a senior lecturer in Community Medicine at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Both authors like statistics and believe that it is a useful and elegant tool for making sense of data. Welcome to the world of statistics!

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Created: Fri, 12 May 2006, 10:00:00 EST by Kam Cheong Wong