The A-Z of Error-Free Research

Phillip I. Good

August 1, 2012 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 269 Pages - 38 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439897379 - CAT# K14287


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  • Provides a step-by-step prescriptive guide to the data collection, data analysis, design, modeling, and reporting of results involved in clinical trials, experiments, and surveys
  • Describes contemporary statistical procedures, including bootstrap, decision trees, quantile regression, and permutation tests
  • Explains how to prepare graphs, tables, and oral presentations
  • Includes R code to implement the methods, along with a primer on R for those unfamiliar with the software


A Practical Guide with Step-by-Step Explanations, Numerous Worked Examples, and R Code
The A–Z of Error-Free Research describes the design, analysis, modeling, and reporting of experiments, clinical trials, and surveys. The book shows you when to use statistics, the best ways to cope with variation, and how to design an experiment, determine optimal sample size, and collect useable data. It also helps you choose the best statistical procedures for your application and takes you step by step through model development and reporting results for publication.

Transition from Student to Researcher
Helping you become a confident researcher, the book begins with an overview of when—and when not—to use statistics. It guides you through the planning and data collection phases and presents various data analysis techniques, including methods for sample size determination. The author then covers techniques for developing models that provide a basis for future research. He also discusses reporting techniques to ensure your research efforts get the proper credit. The book concludes with case-control and cohort studies.