Quantitative research design provides an approach to finding scholarly evidence.

Quantitative research design provides an approach to finding scholarly evidence.

Introduction

Quantitative research design provides an approach to finding scholarly evidence.  There are a variety of philosophical considerations, strategies of inquiry, and methods of data collection and analysis based on the study question and the types and numbers of variables.  For example, having one or more dependent and/or independent variables is what prescribes the statistical tests needed to answer the study question(s).  It is important for nurse researchers, leaders, educators, and practitioners to know how to select the correct statistical analysis for a study.

Upon successful completion of this assignment you should be able to:

  • Select a data analysis method / tests appropriate for a potential research study.
  • Expound on interpretation of data for a quantitative study.

Resources

  • Textbook:  Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Method Approaches (2018), Chapters 7, 8
    • PowerPoint: Chapter 7 Questions and Hypotheses
    • File: Chapter 7 Questions and Hypotheses, Notes
    • PowerPoint: Chapter 8 Quantitative Methods
    • File: Chapter 8 Quantitative Methods, Notes
  • Textbook:  Practical Research: Planning and Design (2016), Chapters 4, 8
    • PowerPoint: Chapter 4 Planning 
    • PowerPoint: Chapter 8 Analyzing Quantitative Data
  • File: Tests of Significance
  • File: Finger’s Chart of Statistical Tests with video walk through
  • File: Matching Statistical Tests to Methodology
  • Website: IWU Off Campus Library Services
  • Website: http://www.dissertation-statistics.com/
  • Website: https://www.anzmtg.org/stats/PathwayWizard/Next
  • File: Proposal Summary Form – keep filling this in for Assignment 6.3.
 
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