Describe quantitative research designs that are used to support changes in nursing practice..
Describe quantitative research designs that are used to support changes in nursing practice. Choose one and explain why you chose it. Give an example of how this research design is used to drive change in nursing practices.
Week 3 Discussion Prompt 2
What is the difference between statistical significance and clinical significance? Explain why statistically significant results in a study do not always mean that the study is clinically significant. Provide an example.
Book used, please included in the reference
Schmidt, N., Brown, J. M. Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses. [VitalSource Bookshelf]. Retrieved from https://online.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781284155471/
A quantitative study focuses on using numerical data to evaluate your predetermined research questions. Quantitative research can be done by conducting surveys, analyzing already existing data, or any number of collection methods that focus on numerical data. One of the most important things to remember when evaluating quantitative data is that correlation does not equal causation! For example, just because there is a strong relationship between the amount of margarine purchased per capita and the divorce rate in Maine, this does not mean that one causes the other. There is simply a relationship between these two variables—as the consumption of margarine fell, so did the divorce rate in Maine, but lowering margarine consumption does not reduce divorce rates in Maine.