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Statistics in Clinical Practice

It is difficult, if not impossible, to be a good nurse researcher without a good understanding of statistical ideas. There is no need to be a mathematician. This book is aimed at those who do not particularly like statistics, but know they need to understand the basic concepts if they are to do their jobs well.

The first three chapters concern statistics used to summarise data both numerically and graphically. The fourth chapter introduces probability theory. The final chapters describe the methods and concepts of drawing scientific inferences on samples. The concepts and statistical principles are reinforced with many examples, and practical questions to enable you to test your understanding.

This book is concise, easy to read and easy to understand. At £16.50 it is also cheap. If you struggle to understand basic statistical concepts, or if you simply wish to refresh your understanding of basic statistical concepts, David Coggon’s second edition of his Statistics in Clinical Practice could be the book for you.

The first three chapters concern statistics used to summarise data both numerically and graphically. The fourth chapter introduces probability theory. The final chapters describe the methods and concepts of drawing scientific inferences on samples. The concepts and statistical principles are reinforced with many examples, and practical questions to enable you to test your understanding.

This book is concise, easy to read and easy to understand. At £16.50 it is also cheap. If you struggle to understand basic statistical concepts, or if you simply wish to refresh your understanding of basic statistical concepts, David Coggon’s second edition of his Statistics in Clinical Practice could be the book for you.

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