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Nonparametric Statistics in Health Care Research By Marjorie A. Pett

Nonparametric Statistics in Health Care Research by Marjorie A. Pett

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This book will help the reader select and interpret the most appropriate statistical tests to enable the effective assessment of a particular intervention.

Nonparametric Statistics in Health Care Research Summary

Nonparametric Statistics in Health Care Research: Statistics for Small Samples and Unusual Distributions by Marjorie A. Pett

What does one do when the data set from the study one has just completed violates the sample size or other requirements needed to apply parametric statistics? This book was developed for just such a scenario, that is: research undertaken with limited funds, using a small sample of convenience, in a health care setting with the primary objective of improving client care and obtaining better client outcomes. The book will help the reader select and interpret the most appropriate statistical tests to enable the effective assessment of a particular intervention. Beginning with a general overview of nonparametric statistics, Majorie A Pett reviews statistical hypothesis testing and the characteristics of data. She then explores 'goodness of fit' tests, tests for two related samples, repeated measures for multiple time periods or matched conditions, tests for two independent samples, tests to assess differences among independent groups and tests for association between variables.

About Marjorie A. Pett

Marjorie A. Pett, MStat, DSW, is a Research Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, having been on the faculty since 1980. By her own admission, she is a "collector" of academic degrees: BA (Brown University), MS in sociology (University of Stockholm, Sweden), MSW (Smith College), DSW (University of Utah), and MStat (Biostatistics) (University of Utah). Dr. Pett has a strong commitment to facilitating the practical application of statistics in the social, behavioral, and biological sciences, especially among practitioners in health care settings. She has designed and taught graduate courses to students from a variety of disciplines at the beginning and advanced levels, including research design and data management, parametric and nonparametric statistics, biostatistics, multivariate statistics, instrument development, and factor analysis. She has tried to approach the teaching of statistics with humor and from a clinician's perspective and has been the recipient of several distinguished teaching awards both at the College and University levels. Her most recent research interests include the development of client-centered assessment tools and interventions to evaluate and enhance health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for persons with intellectual disabilities. She is the author of numerous research articles and chapters, and is an author of the Sage publication, Making Sense of Factor Analysis: The Use of Factor Analysis for Instrument Development in Health Care Research. When not engaged in research, writing, or teaching, Marge is a (now retired) state soccer referee, devotee of tennis, an avid (high handicap) golfer, student of Italian and French, reader of mystery novels, grandmother to three, mother to two, and wife to (only) one.

Table of Contents

Overview of Nonparametric Statistics The Process of Statistical Hypothesis Testing Evaluating the Characteristics of Data 'Goodness-of-Fit' Tests Tests for Two Related Samples Pretest-Posttest Measures for a Single Sample Repeated Measures for More Than Two Time Periods or Matched Conditions Tests for Two Independent Samples Assessing Differences among Several Independent Groups Tests of Association between Variables Nonparametric Statistics The Current State of the Art

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GOR003348016
Nonparametric Statistics in Health Care Research: Statistics for Small Samples and Unusual Distributions by Marjorie A. Pett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
1997-03-28
312
0803970390
9780803970397
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