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evaluating research, statistics



  1. Aslam, Muhammad MD


Nurses and other healthcare professionals must read professional journals on a regular basis to provide evidence-based care. Because authors often provide little detail on their methodology, it may be difficult to determine whether we should incorporate the conclusions of a study into our clinical practice. In addition, authors and readers may have a limited understanding of statistical analysis. This article gives a brief overview of how to evaluate a manuscript and some basic statistical measures that can be used to evaluate a research study.