This Library Research Guide is to assist NUR 440 students in using nursing databases, learning about EBP and to assist with the course project. Evidence-based practices, research, scholarly articles, APA citation, levels of evidence, PICO, PICOT
According to Suresh (2014) there are many uses for statistics in health science including but not limited to: normal and not normal determinations in context of health and illness, accuracy of diagnostics, planning of experiments and analysis of results, observations on history related to a disease, assessment of treatment protocol and care/treatment interventions and compilation of population health statistics (p.383). Below are resources that can help you learn about the use and method of data collection for statistics within nursing.
Source: Suresh, S. (2014). Nursing research and statistics. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com
SPSS 24 Basics Video Tutorials via Atomic Learning
Section of the Nursing Research and Statistics ebook which includes and introduction to statistics, descriptive statistics, normal distribution and measure of relationship, inferential statistics and application of statistics in health and uses of computer in statistics
This book assumes no knowledge of SPSS or statistics, and starts by describing features of data before introducing SPSS and then combines the two with data entry and management. As background to the research process, study designs and the concepts of samples and populations are explained and illustrated using published literature. his book continues by describing the statistical techniques and tests commonly taught to students of nursing and other health related disciplines — both undergraduate and postgraduate. It gives examples of how each technique and test is carried out using SPSS.
This comprehensive, graduate-level text for advanced practice nurses and other health care professionals provides state-of-the-art tools that facilitate the reading and interpretation of clinical research articles that use increasingly complex statistical techniques. It addresses clinically relevant topics in biostatistics beyond the usual introduction to linear models, such as survival analysis and evaluation of screening tests
The third edition of this award-winning text delivers the full treasury of tools that graduate nursing students and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) need to translate clinical research into practice. In the current health care landscape, APRNs are challenged to provide patient-centered care that is effective, safe, efficient, equitable, and evidence based. Building knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice (EBP) is imperative to successfully meet this challenge and improve patient outcomes. The text describes essential ways to implement EBP in clinical practice, including how to search for and evaluate various forms of evidence, design questionnaires and data-collection forms, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data. The authors offer guidelines for evaluating research articles and a variety of EBP activities and protocols that show how to integrate EBP into multiple clinical settings suitable for all APRN areas of practice. Step-by-step instruction walks readers through the process of finding relevant evidence, appraising evidence, and translating evidence into practice to improve patient care and outcomes. The authors continue the great work of Magdalena Mateo, who created the earlier editions upon which this revision is based.