HLT 362 Topic 2 Discussion Question Two Describe strategies for selecting a sample from a population

Topic 2 DQ 2

Description:

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.

Objectives:

1. Identify examples of descriptive and inferential statistics.
2. Describe strategies for selecting a sample from a population.

Statistics for Health Care

Description:

Read Chapter 2 in Applied Statistics for Health Care.

Chapter 9: Sampling Distributions

Description:

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

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Description:

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

Description:

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

Description:

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.

Research 101: Descriptive Statistics

Description:

Read “Research 101: Descriptive Statistics,” by Conner and Johnson, from American Nurse Today (2017).

Sampling Methods in Clinical Research: an Educational Review

Description:

Read “Sampling Methods in Clinical Research: an Educational Review,” by Elfil and Negida, from Emergency (2017).

Chapter 8: Strategies for Sampling

Description:

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

Description:

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

Description:

Use the Article Analysis 1″ template to complete the Article Analysis 1 assignment.

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• Representing the ideas, expressions, or materials of another without due credit.
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