Chapter 36. Choosing Variables and Hypotheses: Practical Considerations

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

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757451.ch36

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) Choosing Variables and Hypotheses: Practical Considerations, 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.ch36

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:

  • considerations;
  • problem;
  • pregnancy;
  • alcohol;
  • association

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Ideal vs. operational variables

  • Collinearity

  • Misclassification

  • Take time to reflect on your variable choices and your analysis

  • Conclusion – The challenge of transforming data and information to shared knowledge: tools that make us smart