Leah L. Albers, CNM, DrPH, received her nursing degrees from Vanderbilt University (B.S.N., 1971, and M.S.N., 1974). She studied nurse-midwifery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (1977). She was in full-scope practice for 11 years and then completed the Dr.P.H. degree at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health (1990). Currently she is at the University of New Mexico where she is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine. She is engaged in practice, teaching, and research on perinatal health issues.
EVALUATION OF RESEARCH STUDIES
Part III: Statistical Significance Testing
Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
1993 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 38, Issue 1, pages 51–53, January-February 1993
How to Cite
Albers, L. L. and Murphy, P. A. (1993), EVALUATION OF RESEARCH STUDIES. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 38: 51–53. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(93)90127-3
- Issue online: 6 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
Reading and interpreting research studies is an important and necessary activity of clinical practitioners. Correct evaluation of research findings requires appreciation of certain fundamentals of research methodology and statistics. This article, the third of the series, will review issues pertinent to statistical significance testing.