Nursing is a growing area of higher education, in which an introduction to statistics is an essential component.
There is currently a gap in the market for a 'user-friendly' book which is contextulised and targeted for nursing.
Practical Statistics for Nursing and Health Care introduces statistical techniques in such a way that readers will easily grasp the fundamentals to enable them to gain the confidence and understanding to perform their own analysis.
It also provides sufficient advice in areas such as clinical trials and epidemiology to enable the reader to critically appraise work published in journals such as the Lancet and British Medical Journal.
Covers all basic statistical concepts and tests Is user-friendly - avoids excessive jargon Includes relevant examples for nurses, including case studies and data sets Provides information on further reading Starts from first principles and progresses step by step Includes 'advice on' sections for all of the tests described