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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 Categorical Outcome
Assessing associations with a categorical outcome
Introduction

Chapter 11 looked at situations where the dependent variable is continuous and explained a number of statistical techniques which can be used with such data. However, not all dependent variables are continuous, meaning those methods are not appropriate in those circumstances. For example, the outcome may be whether a participant has a specific type of cancer; the dependent variable would be yes (cancer present) versus no (cancer not present). This chapter starts by returning to the concept of probability by putting it into practice in order to calculate odds and odds ratios from cross tabulations. From this, SPSS is used to show how to obtain the same odds ratio, and also the 95% confidence ...

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