*Assignment: Coyne And Messina Articles*

Assignment: Coyne And Messina Articles

**Write a paper of 1,000-1,250 words** regarding the statistical significance of outcomes as presented in the Messina et al. article, “The Relationship Between Patient Satisfaction and Inpatient Admissions Across Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitals.”

Assess the appropriateness of the statistics used by referring to the chart presented in Lecture 4 and the “Statistical Assessment” resource.

Discuss the value of statistical significance vs. pragmatic usefulness.

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**Coyne and Messina Articles, Part 2 Statistical Assessment**

Statistical Assessment

Use the chart in the Module 4 lecture to complete the table below to assess the appropriateness of the statistics used, and determine the statistical significance of outcomes in Messina’s, et al., article “The Relationship Between Patient Satisfaction and Inpatient Admissions Across Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitals” . Refer specifically to the discussion on pages 189-90 of the article.

Messina, D., Scotti, D., Ganey, R., Zipp, G., & Mathis, L. (2009). The Relationship Between Patient Satisfaction and Inpatient Admissions Across Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitals. Journal of Healthcare Management, 54(3), 177-89, discussion 189-90. Retrieved from http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://proquest.umi.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/pqdweb?did=1752526601&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=48377&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Assignment: Coyne And Messina Articles

Statistic

Data type

Sample Size

Research Question

Statistical Significance:

There were three errors in Table 4 on page 185. In your identification of significant findings, can/did you find them?

The chart from the Module 4 Readings:

Statistic

Data Type

Sample Size

Research Question

Mean and Standard Deviation

Interval or ratio

>2

What does the data set look like?

Frequency Distribution

Nominal-Ratio

>2

What does the data set look like?

Chi-Square

Nominal-Ordinal

>4

Is the variance of one variable equal to or different from another variable

Correlation Coefficient

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Interval-Ratio

>4

What is the relationship between two variables?

t-Test

Interval-Ratio

<30

Is there a significant difference between two groups? May be intrinsic or may be experimental

ANOVA (Analysis of Variance)

Interval-Ratio

>30

Is there a significant difference between 2 or more groups?

Regression Analysis

Interval-Ratio

>30

How much of the change in the dependent variable is predicted by the independent variable or variables?

Refer to the Module 4 Readings for explanation of the chart.