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Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS

by Herschel Knapp SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
04/2016
ISBN:
9781506325675
Format:
Pbk 408 pages
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Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS provides graduate students in nursing with clear comprehension of the most common statistical functions used in nursing science. Although all of the examples and practice exercises concur with data gathered and processed within a nursing environment, the purpose of this book is not to teach new clinical information per se, rather to teach proficiency in selecting, processing, and mindfully interpreting each statistical function and finding. Herschel Knapp's approach is practical, and avoids the use of unnecessarily complex technical details that are of no interest to students.


 


This book and ancillary materials are designed to specifically address the needs of nursing students, who simply want to know:


 


(1) What statistical test should I use for this situation?,


(2) How do I set up the data?,


(3) How do I run the test?, and


(4) How do I interpret and document the results?


 


The text features a cumulative chapter sequence, annotated screenshots using SPSS, twenty exercises per chapter, and is accompanied by example data sets, solutions to odd-numbered exercises, a glossary and tutorial videos on a companion website. The book is a version for nursing of Herschel Knappā€™s successful interdisciplinary text, Introductory Statistics Using SPSS.


 


 


 


 


 

Part I: Statistical Principles
1. Research Principles
Learning Objectives
Research Question
Control and Experimental Groups
Rationale for Random Assignment
Hypothesis Formulation
Reading Statistical Outcomes
Accept/Reject Hypotheses
Levels of Measure
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
2. Sampling
Learning Objectives
Overview - Sampling
Rationale for Sampling
Sampling Terminology
Representative Sample
Probability Sampling
Nonprobability Sampling
Sampling Bias
Optimal Sample Size
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
3. Working in SPSS
Learning Objectives
Overview - Working in SPSS
Two Views: Variable View and Data View
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
Part II: Summarizing Variables
4. Descriptive Statistics
Learning Objectives
Overview - Descriptive Statistics
Descriptive Statistics
SPSS - Loading SPSS Data Files
SPSS - Descriptive Statistics: Continuous Variables (Age)
SPSS - Descriptive Statistics: Categorical Variables (Gender)
SPSS - Descriptive Statistics: Continuous Variable (Age) Select by Categorical Variable (Gender)
SPSS - (Re)Selecting All Variables
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
Part III: Measuring Differences Between Groups
5. t-Test and Mann-Whitney U-Test
Learning Objectives
Overview - t-Test
Overview - Mann-Whitney U-Test
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
6. ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis Test
Learning Objectives
Overview - ANOVA
Overview - Kruskal-Wallis Test
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
7. ANCOVA
Learning Objectives
Overview - ANCOVA
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
8. MANOVA
Learning Objectives
Overview - MANOVA
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
Part IV - Measuring Differences Over Time
9. Paired t-Test and Wilcoxon Test
Learning Objectives
Overview - Paired t-Test
Overview - Wilcoxon Test
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
10. ANOVA Repeated Measures
Learning Objectives
Overview - ANOVA Repeated Measures
Variations of Longitudinal Design
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
Part V - Measuring Relationships Between Variables
11. Correlation and Regression
Learning Objectives
Overview - Pearson Correlation
Overview - Spearman Correlation
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
12. Chi-Square
Learning Objectives
Overview - Chi-Square
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
13. Logistic Regression
Learning Objectives
Overview - Logistic Regression
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises
Part VI - Data Handling
14. Supplemental SPSS Operations
Learning Objectives
Overview - Supplemental SPSS Operations
Good Common Sense
Key Concepts
Practice Exercises

This book is a very simple introduction into statistics. The author provides many very useful examples to help students comprehend difficult analyses. The SPSS examples and visuals are superior, as are the exercise at the end of the chapter.

Herschel Knapp - University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California