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Nurse research and the institutional review board

Learn how the IRB process works to ensure participant safety and quality research. Takeaways: The institutional review board (IRB) process is intended to ensure study...
What are descriptive statistics

Research 101: Descriptive statistics

Use these tools to analyze data vital to practice-improvement projects. By Brian Conner, PhD, RN, CNE and Emily Johnson, PhD Takeaways: Nurses at every level should...

Research 101: Forest plots

Patient care decisions must be made based on the current best evidence, and nurses critically appraise many kinds of research designs and their associated...
Differentiating research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement

Differentiating research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement

All nurses should know and understand the differences among these three concepts.

Making sense of statistical power

Want to improve your ability to interpret research studies? Take a few minutes to read this overview of power analysis, probability, sample size, and related concepts.
The P value: What it really means

The P value: What it really means

Using the P value to determine the best evidence.