Statistical Analysis in Nursing “An essential component of nursing education is ensuring students develop the competencies in the use of empirical evidence in their clinical practice. The fundamental goal of statistics courses is to teach healthcare professionals the proper uses of statistical thinking to enable them to effectively evaluate the literature and integrate evidence into their practice” (Baghi & Kornides, 2014). Photo Credit: ZoneCreative / iStock / Getty Images How are research methods used in nursing?
What particular methods are used in your area of nursing practice? Over the last few weeks, you have been exploring these questions, and you will continue this exploration examining the specific tests and methods that may be used in your particular area of nursing practice. Why might different methods be used based on an area of practice? Why is it important for DNP-prepared nurses to be familiar with various research methods? For this Discussion, reflect on the tests and methods utilized in research studies, presented over the last eight weeks of the course, to consider the approach, impact, and purpose of these in conducting nursing research. Using a selected article, consider the approach used and reflect on how that approach might fits within your area of nursing practice. Reference: Baghi, H., & Kornides, M. (2013).
Current and future health care professionals attitudes toward and knowledge of statistics: How confidence influences learning. Journal of Nursing Education Practitioners 3(7), 24–29 To Prepare: • Review the articles presented in this week’s Learning Resources and analyze each study’s use of statistical and nonparametric tests. • Select an article to focus on for this Discussion. • Ask yourself: Which method is most commonly used in research studies that pertain to my area of nursing practice, and why this might be so