Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2006.
xii, 232 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-225) and index.
Pt. I. Seting the scene: who did what, and why. Some preliminaries -- The abstract and introduction -- The objectives -- Pt. II. Design matters: what type of study are you reading about? Descriptive studies -- Analytic studies -- Intervention studies -- Pt. III. The cast: finding out about the subjects of the research. The research setting -- Populations and samples -- Identifying and defining cases -- Controls and comparisons -- Pt. IV. Establishing the facts: starting with basic observations. Identifying the characteristics of data -- Summarizing the characteristics of data -- Measuring the characteristics of subjects -- Measuring the characteristics of measures -- Measurement scales --
Pt. V. Establishing more of the facts: some common ways of describing results. Fractions, proportions and rates -- Risk and odds -- Ratios of risks and odds -- Pt. VI. Analysing the data: estimation and hypothesis testing. Confidence intervals for means, proportions, and medians -- Confidence intervals for ratios -- Testing hypotheses - the p-value -- Pt. VII. Analysing the data: multivariable methods. Measuring association -- Measuring agreement -- The linear regression model -- The logistic regression model -- Systematic review and meta-analysis -- Measuring survival -- Pt. VIII. Reading between the lines: how authors use text, tables and pictures to tell you what they've done. Results in text and tables -- Results in pictures -- The discussion and the conclusions.
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