2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 28, 2020  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog

NURS 501 - Quantitative Methods and Statistics


Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): Must be a Nursing Education Online - MS  major or enrolled in the Healthcare Management - BBA  with junior status

Corequisite(s): None

This course explores core and advanced concepts of quantitative research and statistics and their application in conducting investigations of phenomenon in nursing research. Building upon basic knowledge of statistical concepts, the content includes quantitative research methodologies and statistical techniques to enable addressing actual healthcare problems. The learner will appropriately select and perform statistical techniques to examine research questions, and critically appraise various aspects of published quantitative research from nursing and healthcare literature, with an emphasis on the biostatistics and research design employed. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) will be used for statistical analysis throughout the course.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Critically analyze nursing research used in evidence-based practice, including identification of the basic components of the research process.
  2. Formulate selected research problems, questions, and hypotheses.
  3. Explore quantitative research designs, including components of validity, reliability, sampling methods, data collection, and data quality.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency using statistical data analysis software techniques.
  5. Refine the ability to analyze, interpret, and summarize the results of descriptive and inferential data analysis related to healthcare.