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HLT 362 Topic 2 Discussion Question Two Describe strategies for selecting a sample from a population
HLT 362 Topic 2 Discussion Question Two Describe strategies for selecting a sample from a population
Topic 2 DQ 2
Using the research article selected for DQ 1, identify three key questions you will ask and answer when reading the research study and why these questions are important. When responding to peers, provide other questions and answers that could be considered in relation to the peers’ studies.
1. Identify examples of descriptive and inferential statistics.
2. Describe strategies for selecting a sample from a population.
3. Identify key questions you will ask/answer when reading a research study
Statistics for Health Care
Read Chapter 2 in Applied Statistics for Health Care.
Chapter 9: Sampling Distributions
Read “Chapter 9: Sampling Distributions,” and watch the associated videos by Utens et al., from Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study.
The Visual Learner: Statistics
Refer to the “Visual Learner: Statistics” to learn more about the statistical calculations presented in this topic.
Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial
Read “Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial,” by Utens et al., from International Journal of Nursing Students(2013).
Review article in conjunction with the “Article Analysis Example 1” document to help prepare for the article analysis assignment due in this topic.
Eight Questions to Ask When Interpreting Academic Studies: A Primer for Media
Read “Eight Questions to Ask When Interpreting Academic Studies: A Primer for Media,” by Feldman and Wihbey (2015), located on the Journalist’s Resource website.
Ten Scientific Questions to Ask About Scientific Studies
Read “Ten Scientific Questions to Ask About Scientific Studies,” by Smith, from Greater Good Magazine (2015).
Research 101: Descriptive Statistics
Read “Research 101: Descriptive Statistics,” by Conner and Johnson, from American Nurse Today (2017).
Sampling Methods in Clinical Research: an Educational Review
Read “Sampling Methods in Clinical Research: an Educational Review,” by Elfil and Negida, from Emergency (2017).
Chapter 8: Strategies for Sampling
Read “Chapter 8: Strategies for Sampling,” by Morse, from the online eBook, Qualitative Nursing Research: A Contemporary Dialogue (1991), available on the SAGE Research Methods website.
Article Analysis Example 1
Review this document in conjunction with the “Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial” article to help prepare for the article analysis assignment due in this topic.
Article Analysis 1
Use the Article Analysis 1″ template to complete the Article Analysis 1 assignment.
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HLT 362 Topic 2 Discussion Question Two Describe strategies for selecting a sample from a population Grading Rubric Guidelines
Demonstrates achievement of scholarly inquiry for professional and academic decisions.
|Application of Course Knowledge –
Demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and/or apply principles and concepts learned in the course lesson and outside readings and relate them to real-life professional situations
Replies to each graded thread topic posted by the course instructor, by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT, of each week, and posts a minimum of two times in each graded thread, on separate days.
(5 points possible per graded thread)
Summarizes what was learned from the lesson, readings, and other student posts for the week.
|Minus 1 Point||Minus 2 Point||Minus 3 Point||Minus 4 Point||Minus 5 Point|
|Grammar, Syntax, APA
Note: if there are only a few errors in these criteria, please note this for the student in as an area for improvement. If the student does not make the needed corrections in upcoming weeks, then points should be deducted.
Points deducted for improper grammar, syntax and APA style of writing.
The source of information is the APA Manual 6th Edition
|0 points lost||-5 points lost|
|Total Participation Requirements
per discussion thread
|The student answers the threaded discussion question or topic on one day and posts a second response on another day.||The student does not meet the minimum requirement of two postings on two different days|
|Early Participation Requirement
per discussion thread
|The student must provide a substantive answer to the graded discussion question(s) or topic(s), posted by the course instructor (not a response to a peer), by Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. MT of each week.||The student does not meet the requirement of a substantive response to the stated question or topic by Wednesday at 11:59 pm MT.|