Assessing the Quantitative Analytical Approaches in Health Care Literature

Overview Whether preparing a scholarly document for your doctoral program or simply trying to stay current in your professional field, you must continuously grow in your ability to read research. As an undergraduate, you probably just skimmed over an articles abstract and introduction, focusing most of your attention on the interpretation of the results at the conclusion. As a doctoral-level professional, your colleagues will expect you to have the skills to critically assess the deeper analytical qualities of an article and ultimately comment on its overall validity and practical relevance. Using the readings, media, and various resources in this course, you have an opportunity to engage in critical thinking to assess the analytical results of a peer-reviewed quantitative study. Demonstration of Proficiency By successfully completing this assessment you will address the following scoring guide criteria, which align to the indicated course competencies. Competency 1: Describe underlying concepts and reasoning related to the collection and evaluation of quantitative data in health care research. Describe the study results for a quantitative study published in scholarly literature. Competency 3: Interpret the results and practical significance of statistical health care data analyses. Interpret and critique the analytical testing approach used in a quantitative study described in scholarly literature. Competency 4: Assess the quality of quantitative research methods reported in peer-reviewed health care literature. Cite and summarize a selected article. Assess the overall methodological quality of an article using critique guidelines. Competency 5: Address assignment purpose in a well-organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences. Use the article “Effective of Educational Intervention on Perceived Susceptibility” to complete the following: Cite and summarize the article. 1. Include study PICO, goals, intervention, and assessment data collected. 2. Describe, interpret, and critique the statistical testing approach. Include pre-analytic normal distribution and post-intervention analytical testing. The Shahnazi et al. article linked in Resources may be a helpful reference. 3. Describe, interpret, and critique the studys results from the analysis. 4. Address issues of significance; type I and II errors, confidence intervals, and effect sizes. 5. Assess the overall methodological quality of the article using the step-by-step critique guidelines in the Coughlan, Cronin, and Ryan article linked in Resources.
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