Read the assigned research article for this week. Identify the descriptive statistics that are reported in the article. How can a nurse leader use descriptive statistics to justify a course of action? What descriptive statistics do you routinely use in your practice?
Nurses Perception of Family Presence During Resuscitation by Kelly Tudor
Explore these issues on the Internet and through other resources. Share what you find out on these topics:
- Confidence Intervals: Why are they useful in helping to determine clinical significance?
- There are many controversies surrounding the issue of clinical significance vs. statistical significance. Identify one of them and summarize it. Finish with your opinion about the controversy.
Researchers utilized confidence intervals (CI’s) because they PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER that are likely, if repeated, are confident that 95 percent of the time would obtain the same results (Institute for Work & Health, 2007). A CI is a statistical way of saying, “I am pretty sure the truevalue of a number or population I am approximating is within a range of 95 percent accurate”. CI’s suggests the best guess is for the size of the population effect 95% of the time which seems more informative for the clinician. A CI is useful in clinical significance because it addresses a range of values within a sample population of interest. In addition, CI’s are of practical, clinical value because they provide a good estimates of the likely results that will be realized when applying the study’s interventions in everyday practice. Measures of association such………….PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER …………..