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Author Streiner, David L.

Title A guide for the statistically perplexed : selected readings for clinical researchers / David L. Streiner.

Published Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  610.727 STRE    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 383 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introductory statistics. Do you see what I mean? Indices of central tendency -- Maintaining standards: differences between the standard deviation and standard error and when to use each -- Breaking up is hard to do: the heartbreak of dichotomizing continuous data -- Pick a number: sample size and power in psychiatric research -- Speaking graphically: an introduction to some new graphing techniques -- Let me count the ways: measuring incidence, prevalence, and impact in epidemiological studies -- Risky business: making sense of estimates of risk -- More advanced statistics. The case of the missing data: methods of dealing with dropouts and other research vagaries -- An introduction to multivariate statistics -- Figuring out factors: the use and misuse of factor analysis -- Regression in the service of the superego: the dos and don'ts of stepwise multiple regression - Regression towards the mean: its etiology, diagnosis, and treatment -- Stayin' alive: an introduction to survival analysis -- Life and chi-squared: an introduction to log-linear analysis -- Confronting the confounders: the meaning, detection, and handling of confounders in research -- Finding our way: an introduction to path analysis -- Building a better model: an introduction to structural equation modelling -- Unicorns to exist: a tutorial on "proving" the null hypothesis -- Research methods. Reconcilable differences: the marriage of qualitative and quantitative methods -- Thinking small: research designs appropriate for clinical practice -- The two "E's" of research: efficacy and effectiveness trials -- Measurement. A checklist for evaluating the usefulness of rating scales -- Learning how to differ: agreement and reliability statistics -- What's under the ROC? An introduction to receiver operating characteristics curves --
Contents note continued: Measure for measure: new developments in measurement and item response theory -- Miscellaneous. Putting it all together: using meta-analysis in psychiatric research -- "While you're up, get me a grant": a guide to grant application writing -- A short cut to rejection: how not to write the results section of a paper.
Subject Medical statistics.
Medicine -- Research -- Statistical methods.
ISBN 9781442613539