The Role of Statistics

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Parametric and non-parametric statistical tests Parametric tests make a number of assumptions about the data for which they are used (the parameters to which the data should conform). The first…

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Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Approaches

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We could add to this simplest form of repeated measures design almost infinitely by substituting further treatments consecutively. For example, we could substitute bowel retraining for bran. We could also…

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The Single Case Experiment

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As may be seen, in this example, the increase in fatigue following withdrawal of intervention during the second A phase is taken as evidence of the effectiveness of the intervention….

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Writing a Research Report

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Executive summary/abstract Abstract writing is an art. The researcher needs to convey a considerable amount of information, to the reader, in a very few words (normally, not more than about…

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Non-Experimental Approaches

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Figure 18.2 Non-linear correlation. Correlation and prediction One of the interesting (and potentially powerful) features of correlational designs is that it is possible to move beyond describing the relationship between…

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Searching the Literature

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Figure 4.2 Specificity of search questions. The amount of information which will be gathered is affected by the focus of the review, but also by the breadth of sources of…

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Surveys

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The McColl et al. review examined studies testing most of the recommendations in Moser and Kalton and in Figure 19.1. Not surprisingly, given that most people would probably agree that…

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Getting Research into Practice

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Clinical questions are derived from the scoping exercise and are similar in form to the questions that guide systematic reviews (see Chapter 4). The development of recommendations is derived from…

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Critical Evaluation of Research Reports

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validated and/or adequately described?appropriate to the research question? Procedure – Is it appropriate to the question:clearly described?accounts for bias? Data analysis – Is a clear rationale provided?Does it permit an…

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