A Guide to the Statistically Perplexed: Selected Readings for Clinical Researchers (Paperback)

A Guide to the Statistically Perplexed: Selected Readings for Clinical Researchers By David L. Streiner, Canadian Psychiatric Association Cover Image
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Do statistics-heavy research papers give you a headache? Are you baffled by bias, confused by correlation, or flummoxed by F-tests? A Guide for the Statistically Perplexed is here to help This book is designed to assist students, clinicians, and researchers in becoming familiar with statistical and research techniques by covering the essentials of the topic and drawing attention to many common problem areas.

Inspired to write on this topic in reaction to mistakes he encountered in actual papers, David L. Streiner uses his trademark sense of humour and light-hearted style to explain complex statistical concepts in lucid, jargon-free language. Streiner delves into topics such as presenting data (or, conversely, how not to), statistical techniques, and more advanced procedures. To help readers detect problems with research design and interpretation, he details important 'CRAP' (convoluted reasoning or anti-intellectual pomposity) detectors for which they should watch out.

Even those with little or no background in statistics, measurement theory, or research will come out of A Guide for the Statistically Perplexed with a new understanding and appreciation of these topics.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781442613539
ISBN-10: 144261353X
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: January 14th, 2013
Pages: 396
Language: English