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Statistics for the Health Sciences
A Non-Mathematical Introduction

- Christine Dancey - University of East London, UK
- John Reidy - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
- Richard Rowe - University of Sheffield, UK

**Statistics for the Health Sciences** is a highly readable and accessible textbook on understanding statistics for the health sciences, both conceptually and via the SPSS programme. The authors give clear explanations of the concepts underlying statistical analyses and descriptions of how these analyses are applied in health science research without complex maths formulae.

The textbook takes students from the basics of research design, hypothesis testing and descriptive statistical techniques through to more advanced inferential statistical tests that health science students are likely to encounter. The strengths and weaknesses of different techniques are critically appraised throughout, and the authors emphasise how they may be used both in research and to inform best practice care in health settings.

Exercises and tips throughout the book allow students to practice using SPSS. The companion website provides further practical experience of conducting statistical analyses. Features include:

• multiple choice questions for both student and lecturer use

• full Powerpoint slides for lecturers

• practical exercises using SPSS

• additional practical exercises using SAS and R

This is an essential textbook for students studying beginner and intermediate level statistics across the health sciences.

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'Statistics for the Health Sciences engagingly presents the key analytic issues that students and professionals need to understand in the most accessible and vivid way possible. Full of real examples and practical exercises, the book successfully avoids getting bogged down with complex maths and formulae' -

Dennis Howitt at Loughborough University

The chapter overviews, absence of statistical formulae and use of appropriate examples and student exercises make this a very 'hands on' and practical text' -

Merryl E Harvey, Birmingham City University

I like the non mathematical approach taken. I think the SPSS exercises will be invaluable for the students. it seems to be an easy read for the beginning student in statistics. I looked at many books and made a decision to go with this one.

**Faculty of health, York University**

An excellent introduction to data handling. Material is explained in a very accessible style, and good examples are utilised to demonstrate ideas. Very useful tests are provided with each chapter, and the companion website allows students to learn in an interactive manner. An excellent addition to the introductory statistics literature.

**Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds**

altough very clear textbook, good support with screenshots and extra information, my other collegues preferred a dutch spss handbook

**Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp**

altough very clear textbook, good support with screenshots and extra information, my other collegues preferred a dutch spss handbook

**Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp**

Hi thank you fo rthe reminder! I had forgotten to review this book and have just done so. At first glance I thought it a bit wordy but then when I had a good look I realised it had alot of useful material and the spss information was very good. I am starting the lectures tomorrow with my second years and I will now recommend this book to them as one they should have on their shelf as a very useful reference for the course and for their future practice.

**School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin**

A very informative and clear textbook

**Faculty of Pharmacy, Assiut Univ.**

This is a very accessible book on statistical methods. I found the chapter on survival analysis very interesting and easy to understand.

**The Graduate School, Bradford University**

Using it for undergraduate Health Statistics course - 1st time this coming semester. Will let you know how it works out.

**health and nutrition sciences, Montclair State University**

Well-written textbook about statistics for the Health Sciences. The Statistical Methods presented in this book are highly relevant even for other academic disciplines. The Chapters about Epidemiology, Interventions and Survival analysis are of particular interest.

**Department of Health, Nutrition and Management, Oslo and Akershus Universitey College**