Chapter 22. Measurement Values Vary: Describing Their Distribution and Summarizing Them Quantitatively

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

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757451.ch22

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. (2008) Measurement Values Vary: Describing Their Distribution and Summarizing Them Quantitatively, 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.ch22

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:

  • measurement;
  • values;
  • distribution;
  • mathematical function;
  • probability

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Random variable

  • Data frequency distributions

  • Summary measures for binomially distributed data

  • Normal distribution: greater depth

  • The standard normal distribution

  • Let's work with these ideas

  • Tails