Table of Contents

Research design.
Collecting data.
Handling the data : what steps are important.
Presenting research findings.
Choosing and using statistical software for analysing data.
Summarizing data.
Probability and distributions.
Statistical tests.
Diagnostic studies.
Other statistical methods.
Analysing multiple observations per subject.
Analysing multiple variables per subject.
Bayesian statistics. The majority of medical research involves quantitative methods and so it is essential to be able to understand and interpret statistics. This book shows readers how to develop the skills required to critically appraise research evidence effectively and how to conduct research and communicate their findings.