Nursing Student Review,
This review is from: Interpreting Statistical Findings: a guide for health professionals and students (Paperback)Going into the final year of my Nursing Degree with limited research and statistics experience, I feel more confident having read this book. It makes no assumptions about the reader's level of ability at interpreting statistics, and breaks down each section into easily understandable terms and concepts. The use of tables, figures and examples throughout the book effectively illustrate and reinforce the text.
Part One of the book eases the reader into statistical analysis with real examples of the two main research methods used in health research. Parts Two and Three show us how to go about analysing these examples using effective, user-friendly language and terminology, coupled with the use of the previously mentioned tables, figures and examples.
Part Four of the book is an excellent quick reference guide, which not only summarises the main concepts of the book e.g. a glossary of terms, a guide to statistical symbols, and an overview of common statistical tests, but also contains a framework for our own statistical review of a research paper, with pointers to the relevant chapters of the book.
In summary, this book makes the task of interpreting statistical findings much more approachable and less daunting for those with little, or no, previous experience, and will provide a valuable reference for the more experienced researcher. I would recommend it to any student undertaking a Nursing Research module.
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