Statistical Data Analysis For The Field Of Nursing

2208 Words Sep 17th, 2016 9 Pages
Julian Fils
Thomas Edison State University


Statistical data analysis is the foundation of every research; it is the first step in and a research and is the part that helps researcher developed results. Statistical data analysis plays a crucial role in the field of nursing. For this research paper, the focus is on the nonparametric test, T-test, and correlation. So, before I proceed, let me provide the definition of these test. “Nonparametric tests are sometimes called distribution-free tests because they are based on fewer assumptions (e.g., they do not assume that the outcome is approximately normally distributed)”. (,"Boston University School of Public Health " 2016, p. 1). The t-test is “a parametric statistical test for comparison of the means of two independent groups.” (Kellar & Kelvin, 2013, p. 464). According to the University of the West of England (UWE), “Correlation is a technique for investigating the relationship between two quantitative, continuous variables, for example, age and blood pressure.” (UWE, 2016)
The first study that is discussed incorporates the nonparametric test. This study was conducted in the country of India and discusses the attitudes of nursing students toward psychiatry across successive training years.” Often when nursing specialties’ are discussed psychiatry is one of the specialties that is not widely recognized. Psychiatry is an area of nursing that is always looked down…
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