Original Research - Special Collection: Primary Care Research Methods

African Primary Care Research: Quantitative analysis and presentation of results

Bob Mash, Gboyega A. Ogunbanjo
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine | Vol 6, No 1 | a646 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v6i1.646 | © 2014 Bob Mash, Gboyega A. Ogunbanjo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 December 2013 | Published: 06 June 2014

About the author(s)

Bob Mash, Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Gboyega A. Ogunbanjo, Department of Family Medicine, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus, South Africa

Abstract

This article is part of a series on Primary Care Research Methods. The article describes types of continuous and categorical data, how to capture data in a spreadsheet, how to use descriptive and inferential statistics and, finally, gives advice on how to present the results in text, figures and tables. The article intends to help Master’s level students with writing the data analysis section of their research proposal and presenting their results in their final research report.


Keywords

Primary care research, data capture, quantitative analysis

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