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Research 101

November 2017 Vol. 12 No. 11

Use these tools to analyze data vital to practice-improvement projects.
By Brian Conner, PhD, RN, CNE and Emily Johnson, PhD

Takeaways:

Nurses at every level should be able to understand and apply basic statistical analyses related to performance improvement projects.
Measures of central tendency (such as mean) and variability . . .

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Ellen Fineout-Overholt, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, and Zhaomin He, PhD

Patient care decisions must be made based on the current best evidence, and nurses critically appraise many kinds of research designs and their associated statistical analyses to determine what they know about a clinical issue. Learning commonly used terms is important in helping nurses understand research and how to use . . .

June 2008 Vol. 3 No. 6

Author: Kenneth J. Rempher, PhD, MBA, CCRN, APRN, BC

Want to improve your ability to interpret research studies? Take a few minutes to read this overview of power analysis, probability, sample size, and related concepts.


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