A clinician's guide to statistics and epidemiology in mental health : measuring truth and uncertainty / S. Nassir Ghaemi.Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009Description: xii, 151 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780521709583 (pbk.); 052170958X (pbk.)Other title: Statistics and epidemiology in mental healthSubject(s): Psychiatry -- Statistical methods | Psychiatric epidemiologyDDC classification: 362.2/0422 | 616.8900727 LOC classification: RC467.8 | .G53 2009
Formerly CIP. Uk
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Why data never speak for themselves -- Why you cannot believe your eyes : the three C's -- Levels of evidence -- Types of bias -- Randomization -- Regression -- Hypothesis testing : the dreaded P-value and statistical significance -- The use of hypothesis testing statistics in clinical trials -- The alternative : effect estimation -- What does causation mean? -- A philosophy of statistics -- Evidence-based medicine : defense and criticisms -- The alchemy of meta-analysis -- Bayesian statistics : why your opinion counts -- How journal articles get published -- How scientific research impacts practice -- Dollars, data, and drugs -- Bioethics and the clinician/researcher divide.