# Statistics Essay

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Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals Details This introductory course on statistical concepts emphasizes applications to health care professions. The course is designed to prepare students to interpret and evaluate statistics and statistical methods used in published research papers and to make decisions about the appropriateness of specific statistical methods in a variety of settings. Areas of emphasis include introduction to analysis of variance, regression, and graphical presentation; experimental design; descriptive statistics; sampling methods; and z, t, and chi-square. 3.0 None None Additional Material Textbook Statistics for Health Care Research: A Practical Workbook Grove, S. (2007). Statistics for health care research: a practical workbook. (1st ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier. ISBN-13: 9781416002260 (Includes only Exercises 16, 27, 29, 31, 36, and 40) (Available as eBook) http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/ elsevier/2007/statistics-for-health-careresearch_ebook_1e.php Textbook Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice Burns, N., &amp; Grove, S. (2011). Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice. (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN-13: 9781437707502 (Includes only chapters 9 and 11) (Available as eBook) http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/ elsevier/2011/understanding-nursing-research_building-an-evidence-based-practice_ebook_5e.php Topics Topic 1: Introduction and Descriptive Statistics Description: Objectives: Duration: 7 days Credit Hours PreRequisites coRequisites Course Add-Ons 1. Define basic statistical terms and explain why statistics are useful in describing and simplifying data. 2. Explain graphical descriptions of data and how a frequency distribution is used to describe a dataset. 3. Calculate means and variances and use them to describe data and to describe