Learning materials

  • Kim, M., & Mallory, C. (2021). Statistics for evidence-based practice in nursing (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
    • Chapter 2: Statistics Essentials I
    • Chapter 3: Statistics Essentials II
  • Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (10th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
    • Chapter 10: Rigor and Validity in Quantitative Research
    • Chapter 13: Data Collection in Quantitative Research
    • Chapter 14: Measurement and Data Quality



For this assignment, follow the instructions provided to complete the first part of statistical analysis using a provided database. You complete the second part of this analysis in Week 9.

  1. 1.Review the following statistical tests in Kim and Mallory (2017), as well as the Statistical Test Quick-Start Guide (Excel), to become familiar with their purposes:
    1. a. Measures of Central Tendency
      1. i. the mode
      2. ii. the median
      3. iii. the mean
    2. b. Variance and standard deviation
    3. c. Minimum
    4. d. Maximum
    5. e. One sample t-test
    6. f. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) / One-Way ANOVA
  2. 2. Review the Scenario and Database (Word) for the statistical exercise.
  3. 3. Directions for the Statistical Analysis Exercise, Part 1:
    1. a. Copy the database table on the Scenario and Database (Word) to an Excel spreadsheet.
    2. b. Add a gender code column.
    3. c. Add a years’ experience code column.
    4. d. Code the genders using code provided.
    5. e. Code the years’ experience using codes provided.
  4. 4. Submit your completed Excel spreadsheet for the instructor’s feedback.




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