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With the inclusion of real-world data and a host of health-related examples, this is an impressive introductory statistics text ideal for all health science and nursing students. Health and nursing students can be anxious and lacking in confidence when it comes to handling statistics. This book has been developed with this readership in mind. This accessible text avoids using long and off-putting statistical formulae in favor of non-daunting practical and SPSS-based examples. What’s more, its content will fit ideally with the common course content of stats courses in the field.

Assessing Associations with a Continuous Outcome
Assessing associations with a continuous outcome

When analysing continuous variables, sometimes the analysis requires that the relationship between them is examined to see how closely they are related to one another. Initially, this can be done visually using a scatterplot. If the relationship is shown to be linear, correlations can be done to indicate the strength and direction of the relationship between the two variables in question. If the assumptions of Pearson's product moment correlation — a parametric test, are violated, there is a non-parametric equivalent which can be used instead.

Once it has been established that there is a linear relationship between the two variables in question, it is possible to discover how much one variable changes in relation to ...

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