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Understanding quantitative research: part 2

Hoare, Z. & Hoe, J. (2013). Understanding quantitative research: part 2. Nursing Standard, 27(18), pp. 48-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.


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.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an author-produced electronic version of an article published in Nursing Standard. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at
Publisher Keywords: Data Interpretation, Statistical; Education, Nursing, Continuing; Terminology as Topic; United Kingdom
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Nursing
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