Understanding quantitative research: part 2
Zoë Hoare Clinical trials statistician, Bangor University, Bangor
Juanita Hoe Senior clinical research associate, Research Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, London
This article, which is the second in a two-part series, provides an introduction to understanding quantitative research, basic statistics and terminology used in research articles. Understanding statistical analysis will ensure that nurses can assess the credibility and significance of the evidence reported. This article focuses on explaining common statistical terms and the presentation of statistical data in quantitative research.
Nursing Standard. 27, 18,48-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.01.27.18.48.c9488
Accepted: 02 March 2012
Published in print: 02 January 2013Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review