Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9304025162005Computer Oriented Biostatistics IElective126
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To evaluation findings be obtained from the research, recognition of the basic statistical methods, to development the ability to apply and to classify data of the research according to a statistical program on computer and to acquire ability of criticize the research article in terms of statistical methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Aynur UYSAL TORAMAN, Doç. Dr. Şafak DAĞHAN
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to explain of basic statistical concepts
2To be able to knowledge of descriptive statistics criteria
3To be able to encode the data on SPSS package program
4To be able to interpret the data in tables and graphs
5To be able to select appropriate statistical analysis method for a research
6To be able to analysis the data by using appropriate statistical methods on SPSS package program
7To be able to examine the research articles critical point of view with the methods of statistical analysis
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Basic statistical concepts Variables, descriptive statistical criteria Editing tables and graphics on computer SPSS program menus presentation and data entry Application of parametric tests and the SPSS program Nonparametric tests and SPSS application Correlation analysis (correlation) and SPSS application
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1The use of statistics in the field of health and the importance Reading
2Variables (qualitative, quantitative) Nominal , ordinal (ordered), interval (spacing), proportional, discrete and continuous variables Descriptive statistics 1-Measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode, geometric mean) What time, which will use the criteria of central tendency 2-Propagation criteria (range, standard deviation, variance, variation coefficient of variation, percentile, interquartile range)Self Study
3Normal distribution Why is it important feature of the data distribution? Distribution of the criteria (to the right, left skewness) Distribution testsReading
4Basic statistical concepts Standard error of the sample, the standard deviation and standard error Confidence interval and confidence limits Hypothesis testing, p-value, error level, the test statistic, the direction of the hypothesis Reading
5Descriptive Graphics and Tables Tables (one-way, two-way, nested multi-faceted) Graphs (histograms, line, pie, bar, relationship chart, graph boxer bag, stem leaf chart) Computer assisted practiceIndividual Study for Homework Problems
6Parametric and Nonparametric Tests on SPSS packet program One-Group mean Confidence limits Student t test for one group meanIndividual Study for Homework Problems
7What is the Independence and dependence? Dependent on working arrangements with the two groups Dependent for the two groups paired sample t test (parametric) Dependent for the two groups the Wilcoxon test (nonparametric)Individual Study for Homework Problems
8Comparison of the mean of two independent groups The two groups of the mean student t test (parametric) The two groups of the mean Mann-Whitney U test (nonparametric) Significancy test of the difference between two pairsIndividual Study for Homework Problems
9Computer assisted practiceIndividual Study for Homework Problems
10Midterm Exam
11Comparison of group averages more than two One-way of variance analysis (parametric) Kruskall Wallis One-way of variance analysis (nonparametric)Individual Study for Homework Problems
12Comparison of the Independent two-group rate Chi-square (Pearson, Fisher, Yates) Comparison of the dependent group rates Mc Nemar test, Kappa statisticsIndividual Study for Homework Problems
13Correlation analysis What is the Correlation? Correlation coefficient, coefficient of determination Correlation analysisIndividual Study for Homework Problems
14Computer assisted practiceIndividual Study for Homework Problems
15Article on statistical evaluation and presentationCriticising Paper
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Fox D., Fundamentals of Research in Nursing, New York, 1980 2.SEncer M, Sencer Y Toplumsal Araştırmalarda Yöntembilim, Türkiye ve Ortadoğu Amme İdaresi Ens. Yayınları, No: 172, Anakara, 1978 3.Williams M Y, Research Methodoly and It’s Application to Nursing, John Wiley Sons, New York, Toronto, 1981 4.Sümbüloğlu K, Sümbüloğlu, Bioistatistik Uygulam Kitabı, Çağ Matbaası,1986 5.Hayran M, Özdemir O, Bilgisayar İstatistik ve Tıp , Medar Hekimler Yayın Birliği, Anakara, 1996 6.Saunders B D, Trapp R G, Basic/Clinical Biostatic a Lange Medical Book, Prentice Hall, Int, Inc. USA, 1994 7.Barker D J, Çevirenler: Bertan M, Tezcan S, Pratik Epidemiyoloji 1976 8.Sümbülloğlu K, Sümbülloğlu V, Bioistatistik Çağ Matbaası 1987 9.Knap R, Basic Statistic for Nurses Second Edition, John Wiley Sono, New York, 1985 10.Abraham L I, Mezdam M D, Fitzpatrick J J, Statistics and Quantative Methods in Nursing Issues and Strategies for Research and 11Education, W B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, London, Toronto 1989 12.Akgül A, Tıbbi Araştırmalarda İstatistiksel Analiz Teknikleri, SPSS Uygulamaları, Yükseköğretim Kurulu Matbaası, Ankara, 1997 13.Özdamar K, SPSS ile Biyoistatistik, 4. Baskı, Kaan Kitabevi, Eskişehir, 2001 14.Erefe İ, Hemşirelikte Araştırma: ilke Süreç ve Uygulamalar, Hemar-Ge Derneği Yayını, İstanbul, 2002 15.Aksakoğlu G, Sağlık Bilimlerinde Araştırma Teknikleri ve Analiz Yöntemleri, DEÜ, Rektörlük Matbaası İzmir, 2001. 16.Polit D. F. (1996). Data Analysis& Statistics for nursing Research. Appleton &Lange, New york.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures12336
Criticising Paper155
Self Study133
Individual Study for Homework Problems14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1    45        4
LO2    55    45  4
LO3    44        4
LO4    55        4
LO5    55    55  4
LO64   55 4    4 4
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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