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 The second edition of Statistics and Data Analysis for Nursing , uses a conversational style to teach students how to use statistical methods and procedures to analyze research findings. Readers are guided through the complete analysis process from performing a statistical analysis to the rationale behind doing so. Special focus is given to quantitative methods. Other features include management of data, how to "clean" data, and how to work around missing data. New to this edition are updated research examples utilizinging examples from an international mix of studies published by nurse researchers in 2006-2009.

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 Understand the statistical methods used in nursing research articles! Statistics for Nursing Research: A Workbook for Evidence-Based Practice, 2nd Edition helps you interpret and analyze the statistical data found in health sciences research articles. Practical exercises show how to critically appraise sampling and measurement techniques, evaluate results, and conduct a power analysis for a study. Written by nursing statistics experts Susan Grove and Daisha Cipher, this is the only statistics workbook for nursing to include research examples from both nursing and medical literature for a complete perspective on health sciences research. Comprehensive coverage includes exercises that address all common techniques of sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis that you are likely to see in nursing and medical literature. A literature-based approach incorporates a relevant research article into each exercise/chapter, with key excerpts. 45 sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis exercises provide a practical review of both basic and advanced techniques, and prepare you to apply statistics to nursing practice. Consistent format for all chapters facilitates quick review and easier learning, covering the statistical technique in review, results from a research article, and study questions. Study questions in each chapter help you apply concepts to clinical practice. Questions to Be Graded in each chapter may be completed and submitted online, to assess your mastery of key statistical techniques. A concise index makes it easy to locate information quickly. NEW examples show the latest, high-quality research studies. NEW! Expanded coverage helps undergraduate students apply the information learned in statistics and research courses, serves as a refresher/review for graduate students, and also helps in critically appraising studies to determine whether their findings may be used in evidence-based practice. NEW! Understanding Statistical Methods section includes exercises to help in understanding the levels of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio) and in appraising the samples and measurement methods in studies. NEW! Conducting and Interpreting Statistical Analyses section includes exercises to help in understanding the power analysis and how to conduct a power analysis for a study, showing how to determine the most appropriate statistical method(s) for analyzing data for a class project, for a clinical agency project, or for an actual research study. NEW! Answers to study questions are located in the back of the book.

 This introductory textbook uses a conversational style to teach students how to use statistical methods and procedures for the analysis of research findings. Students are guided through the process from performing a statistical analysis to the rationale behind doing so. In addition, management of data, including how and why to recode variables for analysis, how to clean data, and how to work around missing data, is discussed.

 Graphics for Statistics and Data Analysis with R presents the basic principles of sound graphical design and applies these principles to engaging examples using the graphical functions available in R. It offers a wide array of graphical displays for the presentation of data, including modern tools for data visualization and representation. The book considers graphical displays of a single discrete variable, a single continuous variable, and then two or more of each of these. It includes displays and the R code for producing the displays for the dot chart, bar chart, pictographs, stemplot, boxplot, and variations on the quantile-quantile plot. The author discusses nonparametric and parametric density estimation, diagnostic plots for the simple linear regression model, polynomial regression, and locally weighted polynomial regression for producing a smooth curve through data on a scatterplot. The last chapter illustrates visualizing multivariate data with examples using Trellis graphics. Showing how to use graphics to display or summarize data, this text provides best practice guidelines for producing and choosing among graphical displays. It also covers the most effective graphing functions in R. R code is available for download on the book’s website.

 This Second Edition of the bestselling Advanced Design in Nursing Research has been substantially revised and reorganized. Using the principle that the level of knowledge available on a research topic determines the level of design that can be used to study the topic, the contributors present discussions of research at three levels of design: theoretically based experimental designs; comparative and correlated survey designs; and exploratory-descriptive research designs. Strengths and weaknesses of each design in sampling, methods, reliability, validity, data analysis and issues related to human subjects are addressed. Contributors also discuss writing and evaluating proposals.

 This graduate level nursing research textbook continues the expansion of coverage on qualitative research, including important issues for specific qualitative traditions such as grounded theory, phenomenology and ethnography. Developing solid evidence for practice will be emphasized throughout the text, and important evaluative concepts like reliability, validity, and trustworthiness will be introduced. Other new features include stronger international content (with an emphasis on Canadian and Australian research), inclusion of “tips” in boxes located in appropriate places throughout the chapters, and the use of summary bullet points. This edition will now offer a free Connection Website, connection.LWW.com/go/polit.

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 Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Second Edition presents statistics in a readable, user-friendly manner for both graduate students and the professional nurse.

 Focusing on the statistical methods most frequently used in the health care literature and featuring numerous charts, graphs, and up-to-date examples from the literature, this text provides a thorough foundation for the statistics portion of nursing and all health care research courses. All Fifth Edition chapters include new examples and new computer printouts using the latest software, SPSS for Windows, Version 12. New material on regression diagnostics has been added.

 Accompanying CD-ROM has the full text of the book in electronic format with linking, classification, and coding, with filtering, keyword searching, and the option to rearrange content.

 This unique textbook integrates statistical concepts into evidence-based clinical practice and patient management. Research concepts and techniques are drawn from epidemiology, bio-statistics, and psychometrics, as well as educational and social science research. Clinical examples throughout the text illustrate practical and scientifically sound applications of the concepts. Data tables and research vignettes highlight statistical distributions involving probability. Methods to locate and utilize web-based information relevant to clinical research are discussed, and web URLs are provided. Further learning is encouraged by the inclusion of suggested activities, recommended readings, references, and a comprehensive glossary of research terms. Additional resources are available at a Connection Website, connection.LWW.com/go/stommel.

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 `This book is highly recommended for libraries and departments to adopt. If I had to teach a statistics class for sociology students this would be a book I would surely choose. The book achieves two very important goals: it teaches students a software package and trains them in the statistical analysis of sociological data' - Journal of Applied Statistics This fully revised, expanded and updated Second Edition of the best-selling textbook by Jane Fielding and Nigel Gilbert provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide to quantitative data analysis. Designed to help take the fear out of the use of numbers in social research, this textbook introduces students to statistics as a powerful means of revealing patterns in human behaviour. The textbook covers everything typically included in an introductory course on social statistics for students in the social sciences and the authors have taken the opportunity of this Second Edition to bring the data sources as current as possible. The book is full of up-to-date examples and useful and clear illustrations using the latest SPSS software. While maintaining the student-friendly elements of the first, such as chapter summaries, exercises at the end of each chapter, and a glossary of key terms, new features to this edition include: - Updated examples and references SPSS coverage and screen-shots now incorporate the current version 14.0 and are used to demonstrate the latest social statistics datasets; - Additions to content include a brand new section on developing a coding frame and an additional discussion of weighting counts as a means of analyzing published statistics; - Enhanced design aids navigation which is further simplified by the addition of core objectives for each chapter and bullet-pointed chapter summaries; - The updated Website at http:/www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/uss/index.html reflects changes made to the text and provides updated datasets; A valuable and practical guide for students dealing with the large amounts of data that are typically collected in social surveys, the Second Edition of Understanding Social Statistics is an essential textbook for courses on statistics and quantitative research across the social sciences.