The Resource Vital statistics : an introduction to healthscience statistics, Stephen McKenzie ; with contributed chapters by Dean McKenzie, (electronic book)
Vital statistics : an introduction to healthscience statistics, Stephen McKenzie ; with contributed chapters by Dean McKenzie, (electronic book)
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 1 online resource ( x, 231 pages)
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 Front cover; Vital statistics; Copyright page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Reviewers; Dedication; 1 A foolresistant introduction to statistics (Hardly anything is foolproof.); Objectives; Introduction; What statistics really are and how they can help; Statistics: what's in them for me?; The purpose of statistics; Statistics as evidence; Some useful statistical tips; Statistics in the health sciences: background; Statistics in the health sciences: foreground; Some interesting healthscience uses and abuses of statistics; An early example; A modern example
 Healthscience information versus healthscience disinformationConclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 2 Statistics as information; Objectives; Introduction; Data; Data scales; The nominal scale; The ordinal scale; The interval scale; The ratio scale; The scales of data justice; Data distributions; The binomial distribution; The normal distribution; Normal distribution spotting; Assumption of normally distributed data; Variables; Types of variable; Standardisation of data; Percentiles; The zscore; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 3 Descriptive statistics; Objectives
 IntroductionThe purpose of descriptive statistics; Measures of central tendency; The mean; The median; The mode; Measures of dispersion; The variance; The standard deviation; Graphs and plots; The histogram and the bar chart; The pie chart; Box plot; How to recognise descriptive statistical untruths; Misleading levels of accuracy; Misleading graphs; Misleading numbers; Incomplete data; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 4 Probability; Objectives; Introduction; Probability and statistics; Applied probability theory; Coin tossing; Birth ratios; Gambling; Health sciences
 Probability distributionsThe binomial probability distribution; The normal probability distribution; Subjective probability; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; Further reading; 5 Inferential statistics, sampling and hypothesis testing; Objectives; Introduction; A definition; Sampling; Characteristics of good samples; Random selection; Characteristics of notsogood samples; Sample selection bias: a historical example; Sample selection bias: a healthscience example; Hypothesis testing; The null hypothesis; A healthscience example; The alternative hypothesis
 A healthscience exampleDirectional and nondirectional hypotheses; Hypothesis testing epilogue; Inferential statistical testing procedure; A general example; A healthscience example; Background; The research sequence; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 6 Significance testing, beyond significance testing, and experimental design; Objectives; Introduction; Significance testing; Some healthscience examples; Levels of significance; Significance testing error types; Beyond statistical significance; Effect size; A healthscience example of the importance of effect size
 Isbn
 9780729581493
 Label
 Vital statistics : an introduction to healthscience statistics
 Title
 Vital statistics
 Title remainder
 an introduction to healthscience statistics
 Statement of responsibility
 Stephen McKenzie ; with contributed chapters by Dean McKenzie
 Language
 eng
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 McKenzie, Stephen
 Dewey number
 610.72
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
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 Text in English
 LC call number
 RA407
 LC item number
 .M35 2013
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 non fiction
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 McKenzie, Dean
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 Medical statistics
 Health status indicators
 Biometry
 Statistics as Topic
 Health Status Indicators
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 Vital statistics : an introduction to healthscience statistics, Stephen McKenzie ; with contributed chapters by Dean McKenzie, (electronic book)
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 Includes bibliographical references and index
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 Front cover; Vital statistics; Copyright page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Reviewers; Dedication; 1 A foolresistant introduction to statistics (Hardly anything is foolproof.); Objectives; Introduction; What statistics really are and how they can help; Statistics: what's in them for me?; The purpose of statistics; Statistics as evidence; Some useful statistical tips; Statistics in the health sciences: background; Statistics in the health sciences: foreground; Some interesting healthscience uses and abuses of statistics; An early example; A modern example
 Healthscience information versus healthscience disinformationConclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 2 Statistics as information; Objectives; Introduction; Data; Data scales; The nominal scale; The ordinal scale; The interval scale; The ratio scale; The scales of data justice; Data distributions; The binomial distribution; The normal distribution; Normal distribution spotting; Assumption of normally distributed data; Variables; Types of variable; Standardisation of data; Percentiles; The zscore; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 3 Descriptive statistics; Objectives
 IntroductionThe purpose of descriptive statistics; Measures of central tendency; The mean; The median; The mode; Measures of dispersion; The variance; The standard deviation; Graphs and plots; The histogram and the bar chart; The pie chart; Box plot; How to recognise descriptive statistical untruths; Misleading levels of accuracy; Misleading graphs; Misleading numbers; Incomplete data; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 4 Probability; Objectives; Introduction; Probability and statistics; Applied probability theory; Coin tossing; Birth ratios; Gambling; Health sciences
 Probability distributionsThe binomial probability distribution; The normal probability distribution; Subjective probability; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; Further reading; 5 Inferential statistics, sampling and hypothesis testing; Objectives; Introduction; A definition; Sampling; Characteristics of good samples; Random selection; Characteristics of notsogood samples; Sample selection bias: a historical example; Sample selection bias: a healthscience example; Hypothesis testing; The null hypothesis; A healthscience example; The alternative hypothesis
 A healthscience exampleDirectional and nondirectional hypotheses; Hypothesis testing epilogue; Inferential statistical testing procedure; A general example; A healthscience example; Background; The research sequence; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 6 Significance testing, beyond significance testing, and experimental design; Objectives; Introduction; Significance testing; Some healthscience examples; Levels of significance; Significance testing error types; Beyond statistical significance; Effect size; A healthscience example of the importance of effect size
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 9780729581493
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 Vital statistics : an introduction to healthscience statistics, Stephen McKenzie ; with contributed chapters by Dean McKenzie, (electronic book)
 Antecedent source
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 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code

 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents

 Front cover; Vital statistics; Copyright page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Reviewers; Dedication; 1 A foolresistant introduction to statistics (Hardly anything is foolproof.); Objectives; Introduction; What statistics really are and how they can help; Statistics: what's in them for me?; The purpose of statistics; Statistics as evidence; Some useful statistical tips; Statistics in the health sciences: background; Statistics in the health sciences: foreground; Some interesting healthscience uses and abuses of statistics; An early example; A modern example
 Healthscience information versus healthscience disinformationConclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 2 Statistics as information; Objectives; Introduction; Data; Data scales; The nominal scale; The ordinal scale; The interval scale; The ratio scale; The scales of data justice; Data distributions; The binomial distribution; The normal distribution; Normal distribution spotting; Assumption of normally distributed data; Variables; Types of variable; Standardisation of data; Percentiles; The zscore; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 3 Descriptive statistics; Objectives
 IntroductionThe purpose of descriptive statistics; Measures of central tendency; The mean; The median; The mode; Measures of dispersion; The variance; The standard deviation; Graphs and plots; The histogram and the bar chart; The pie chart; Box plot; How to recognise descriptive statistical untruths; Misleading levels of accuracy; Misleading graphs; Misleading numbers; Incomplete data; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 4 Probability; Objectives; Introduction; Probability and statistics; Applied probability theory; Coin tossing; Birth ratios; Gambling; Health sciences
 Probability distributionsThe binomial probability distribution; The normal probability distribution; Subjective probability; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; Further reading; 5 Inferential statistics, sampling and hypothesis testing; Objectives; Introduction; A definition; Sampling; Characteristics of good samples; Random selection; Characteristics of notsogood samples; Sample selection bias: a historical example; Sample selection bias: a healthscience example; Hypothesis testing; The null hypothesis; A healthscience example; The alternative hypothesis
 A healthscience exampleDirectional and nondirectional hypotheses; Hypothesis testing epilogue; Inferential statistical testing procedure; A general example; A healthscience example; Background; The research sequence; Conclusion; Quick reference summary; References; 6 Significance testing, beyond significance testing, and experimental design; Objectives; Introduction; Significance testing; Some healthscience examples; Levels of significance; Significance testing error types; Beyond statistical significance; Effect size; A healthscience example of the importance of effect size
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 1 online resource ( x, 231 pages)
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 unknown
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 online
 Isbn
 9780729581493
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 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Other physical details
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