5-1 Discussion: Quantitative Evaluations
Available on Saturday, July 24, 2021 11:59 PM EDT
Numerical data, measured in quantitative terms, reveals trends and patterns over time. For example, testing a new fall-prevention program within your hospital would require you to obtain a baseline fall rate before the program and then again after implementation of the program. Statistically, you could compare rate of falls before the new program with the rate of falls after the new program.
In your initial post, discuss the following:
Provide an example of quantitative research.
Identify which type of quantitative research design is being used.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the design?
How do statistical conclusions, validity, and reliability impact a study’s potential to provide an evidence-based practice solution?