Chapter 1. Data Management: Preparing to Analyse the Data

  1. Jennifer Peat1 and
  2. Belinda Barton2
  1. Rex Stout

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755945.ch1

Medical Statistics: A Guide to Data Analysis and Critical Appraisal

Medical Statistics: A Guide to Data Analysis and Critical Appraisal

How to Cite

Peat, J. and Barton, B. (2005) Data Management: Preparing to Analyse the Data, in Medical Statistics: A Guide to Data Analysis and Critical Appraisal, Blackwell Publishing Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755945.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney and Senior Hospital Statistician, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    Head of Children's Hospital Education Research Institute (CHERI) and Psychologist, Neurogenetics Research Unit, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918123

Online ISBN: 9780470755945

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Keywords:

  • medical research;
  • scientific integrity;
  • chapters;
  • results;
  • statistics

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Creating a database

  • Variable names

  • Types of variables

  • Data organisation and data management

  • Documentation

  • Importing data from Excel

  • Missing values

  • Outliers

  • Choosing the correct test

  • Sample size requirements

  • Golden rules for reporting numbers

  • Formatting the output

  • SPSS help commands

  • Notes for critical appraisal