2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Nov 28, 2021  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 5501 - Introduction to Statistics and Applied Research Methods


(4 sem. cr.) Students in this course are provided with an introductory understanding of elementary statistics for social scientists as well as an introduction to social science research. Statistical methods include computation and analysis of frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, understanding of basic probability, and understanding of the normal curve, as well as conceptual understanding of effect sizes, probability value, and the correlation coefficient. Research methods include understanding basic language associated with research, such as the difference between theory and hypothesis, the nature of variables, and different research designs. Students learn to read research critically. Note: This course is for semester-based master’s-level students.



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