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##### MN503 Unit 9 Statistical Assessment of Two Research Reports

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Statistical Assessment of Two Research Reports;1. Examine two research articles which incorporate a statistical analysis discussed in this course but not previously examined in your submission of activity 1 or 2.;2. Briefly summarize and report on each statistic and discuss whether the assumptions of each test were met and if the type of data was appropriate for each statistical test.;3. Include the following sections in your paper;Section I ? A Review of the Data Analysis;Provide a discussion of the following elements;1. What is the problem or question(s) this research concerns?;2. Give a brief overview of how the data were collected.;3. What is the source of data? (i.e., questionnaire, physiological data, existing statistical information, etc.). In some studies there are two or more sources of data.;4. List the independent and dependent variables;5. Discuss sample size estimation. Consider the following;a. Was a power analysis conducted?;b. Was the sample size appropriate for the statistical test? Why or why not?;6. Describe the statistic used to measure the hypotheses/research questions.;a. How is this appropriate?;b. How were assumptions met?;c. Is the level of measurement appropriate? Why or why not?;7. Discuss how the data were displayed (i.e., graphs, tables);a. Were these appropriate? Why or why not?;Section II ? Data Analysis Evaluation;1. What did the data analysis show?;2. What conclusions were drawn by the authors?;3. Do you agree or disagree with the conclusions? Why or why not?;4. Were the study limitations discussed? What were the limitations if any? How did the authors deal with the limitations?;5. Give your overall evaluations of the methods used in this article, including a discussion of the following questions;? What things were done well?;? What were done poorly?;? How much trust do you put in the findings?;Section III ? Understanding the Data;1. Provide a discussion of the usefulness of each study to your nursing peers.;2. What might they think of the study?;3. What might they find confusing?;4. What aspects of the studies might they question?;5. Summarize why you think the studies do or do not provide sufficient evidence to change practice.;6. Summarize your thoughts related to the usefulness of the statistics.

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