Analyzing Parametric Statistics

Doctorate degree Nursing program

In your review of evidence, you locate a quasi-experimental research study as possible evidence to support a practice change. You notice that the study aims to make a prediction that relates to correlation between study variables. The study sample size is large and normally distributed. Reflect upon this scenario to address the following.

· In your appraisal of the evidence, you note that an independent variable is not present and that a Spearman’s ranked correlation is used to analyze data. Is this the correct level of correlational analysis? Explain your rationale.

· Are association and correlational analysis equivalent in determining relationships between variables?

· Do these findings impact your decision about whether to use this evidence to inform practice change? Why or why not?


Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (Eds.). (2017). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence or nursing practice (10th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

· Chapter 16: Descriptive Statistics

· Chapter 17: Inferential Statistics

· Chapter 18: Multivariate Statistics

· Chapter 19: Processes of Quantitative Data Analysis

· Chapter 20: Clinical Significance and Interpretation of Quantitative Result

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at least 2 references (must be within 5 years so between 2015 and 2020)

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APA (7th ed) format.