Assists nursing and health professionals in gaining a basic understanding of statistics. Appropriate for self-study or course use, this pratical text trains the student to become a better consumer of research by identifying violations of statistical assumptions and interpreting results. Emphasizes a general understanding, rather than memorization, of formulas. Where possible, calculations are simplified to avoid "number crunching." Numerous practical examples taken from published research, exercises, objectives, and summaries to aid learning.Shott, Susan is the author of 'Statistics F/health Professionals' with ISBN 9780721682549 and ISBN 0721682545.