Table of contents for Understanding clinical papers / David Bowers, Allan House, David Owens.

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Contents
Preface 
Acknowledgements
PART	 I	SETTING THE SCENE: WHO DID WHAT, AND WHY
1			Some Preliminaries 
2			The Abstract and Introduction 
3			The Objectives 
PART	 II	DESIGN MATTERS: WHAT TYPE OF STUDY YOU ARE READING ABOUT
4			Descriptive Studies 
5			Analytic Studies 
6			Intervention Studies 
PART	 III	THE CAST: FINDING OUT ABOUT THE SUBJECTS OF THE RESEARCH
7			The Research Setting 
8			Populations and Samples 
9			Identifying and Defining Cases 
10			Controls and Comparisons 
PART	IV	ESTABLISHING THE FACTS: STARTING WITH BASIC OBSERVATIONS
11			Identifying the Characteristics of Data 
12			Summarising the Characteristics of Data 
13			Measuring the Characteristics of Subjects 
14			Measuring the Characteristics of Measures 
15			Measuring Scales
PART V	ESTABLISHING MORE OF THE FACTS: SOME COMMON WAYS OF DESCRIBING RESULTS
16			Fractions, Proportions and Rates 
17			Risk and Odds 
18			Ratios of Risks and Odds 
PART VI	ANALYSING THE DATA: ESTIMATION AND HYPOTHESIS TESTING
19			Confidence Intervals for Means, Proportions, Medians and their Differences 
20			Confidence Intervals for Ratios 
21			Testing Hypotheses ? the P-Value 
PART VII	ANALYSING THE DATA: MULTIVARIABLE METHODS
22			Measuring Association 
23			Measuring Agreement 
24			The Linear Regression Model
25			The Logistic Regression Model
26			Systematic Review and Meta-analysis 
27			Measuring Survival and the Cox Regression Model
PART VIII	READING BETWEEN THE LINES: HOW AUTHORS USE TEXT, TABLES AND PICTURES TO TELL YOU WHAT THEY?VE DONE
28			Results in Text and Tables 
29			Results in Pictures 
30			The Discussion and the Conclusions 
References
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Medical literature.
Medical writing.
Journalism, Medical.
Journalism, Medical.
Reading.
Writing.