Chapter 18. Asking Questions of a Data Set: Crafting a Conceptual Framework and Testable Hypothesis

  1. Joseph Schulman M.D., M.S.

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757451.ch18

Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

How to Cite

Schulman, J. (2006) Asking Questions of a Data Set: Crafting a Conceptual Framework and Testable Hypothesis, in Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757451.ch18

Author Information

  1. Division of Newborn Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York, 10021

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918703

Online ISBN: 9780470757451

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Keywords:

  • hypothesis;
  • experience;
  • theory;
  • association;
  • information

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Grounding experience in theory

  • Developing a conceptual framework from theoretical refection

  • Confounding

  • Bias

  • Cohort and case-control studies103

  • Analytical interpretation

  • Identifying the variables you need

  • Hypothesis

  • The null hypothesis