Statistics can be made to prove anything—even the truth.”
The collection of data can be the deciding factor as to whether research is considered valid or not. In this Discussion, you will consider the different ways that data can be collected. You will also determine the best way to analyze data that will answer your research question.
Jacobsen, K.H. (2017). Introduction to health research methods. (2nd ed.). Burlington: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Chapter 17, “Sample Size Estimation,” pp. 121–128
Chapter 18, “Questionnaire Development,” pp. 129–146
Chapter 19, “Surveys and Interviews,” pp. 147–154
Chapter 20, “Additional Assessments,” pp. 155–160
Chapter 21, “Secondary Analyses,” pp. 161–166
Chapter 22, “Systemic Reviews and Meta-Analyses,” pp. 167–180
Chapter 26, “Data Management,” pp. 215–222
Chapter 27, “Descriptive Statistics,” pp. 223–234
Chapter 28, “Comparative Statistics,” pp. 235–252
Chapter 29, “Regression Analysis,” pp. 253–269
Chapter 30, “Additional Analysis Tools,” pp. 269–274
Post a comprehensive response to the following:
Which method for collecting data and information is most appropriate for your research (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods)? Explain your answer.
Which statistical methods would be most appropriate for analyzing the data? Explain your answer.
What is an appropriate sample size for your research? Explain your answer.
Support all responses with scholarly resources.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
To prepare for this Discussion:
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