Class, just to clarify substantive posts. The minimum word count should be no less than about 75 words so about 4 sentences at least. Substantive posts must be more than an agreement of another classmate’s or professor’s post, but you can add information that you’ve learned through your studies with scholarly sources.
Class, how would you define qualitative data versus quantitative data? Please reply for substantive credit.
Can anyone define the difference for me between an independent variable and dependent variable? Please reply for substantive credit.
Statistics is the science of using math to collect and analyze numeric data, identify trends, and create evidence-based practice (Helbig & Ambrose, 2018). Statistics in healthcare is used to support empirical data to either support or disprove a hypothesis. Florence Nightingale used statistics to prove her correlation between sanitation and a decrease in mortality. By using quantifiable evidence, it was irrefutable and thus created a trend in the industry that is followed to this day.
William Augustus Guy was a doctor in the 1800s that developed statistics for forensic medicine and his theories are used to this day (Brown, 2019). His book, “Principles of Forensic Medicine”, laid the foundation of probability in modern day forensics.
Brown, G. H., (2019). William Augustus Guy. Royal College of Physicians. Retrieved from https://history.rcplondon.ac.uk/inspiring-physicians/william-augustus-guy
Helbig, J., Ambrose, J., (2018). What Are Statistics and Why Are They Important to Health Science? Applied Statistics for Health Care. Retrieved from https://lc.gcumedia.com/hlt362v/applied-statistics-for-health-care/v1.1/#/chapter/1