In each course the final Discussion topic provides you with an opportunity to reflect on what you have learned during the course. In addition to posting your response, you are asked to save this reflection as part of your professional portfolio.
Review the course outcomes at the beginning of this Syllabus and describe how you have met each outcome. Include in your discussion how Assignments and Readings have contributed to your development as a nurse in an advanced role. And remember to share some of your thoughts related to specific websites you found of value in your discussion.
COURSE DESCRIPTION TOP
This course explores the application of statistical methods in research related to nursing and the health professions and serves as a foundation for research and evidence-based practice. The purpose, assumptions, selection, and interpretation of selected statistical procedures will be explored. Techniques include exploratory, descriptive, comparative, correlational, and inferential statistics. Parametric and nonparametric techniques are presented. Statistical methods in selected research studies will be critiqued.
COURSE OUTCOMES TOP
Course Outcomes: By the end of this course, you should be able to:
MN 503-2: Choose appropriate statistical analyses for data sets.
MN 503-3: Determine appropriate sample sizes for research studies.
MN 503-4: Critically evaluate the use of data in health science research reports.