Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing

Cover image for Vol. 21 Issue 2

Editor-in-Chief: Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger

Impact Factor: 0.919

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 72/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 75/116 (Nursing (Science)); 98/120 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1744-6155

Virtual Issues


Virtual Issues from Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing

Scientific Inquiry: Quantitative Methods,

Published: 01 Mar 2010

Edited By: Roxie Foster

Introduction: This virtual issue comprises our most popular Scientific Inquiry columns. Authored by experts in statistical methods, the compilation includes basic articles that guide clinicians and students in reading and interpreting the literature as well as focused perspectives on more advanced statistical methods. The popularity of these articles relates in part to their readability and the use of clinical examples. Researchers and others with advanced preparation in statistical methods will find the content pithy, exacting, and targeted toward application.

How to read a research article
Diane Hudson-Barr


Descriptive statistics, Part I: Level of Measurement
Mary L. McHugh


Descriptive statistics, Part II: Most commonly used descriptive statistics
Mary L. McHugh


Calculation and Utility of a One-Way Chi-Square in Nursing Practice
Mary L. McHugh


Hypothesis Testing and Power in Research
Carol P. Vojir


Build or Buy? Using Surveys in Clinical Research
Paul F. Cook


Clinical Statistics for Primary Care Practitioners: Part I – Incidence, Prevalence, and the Odds Ratio
Mary L. McHugh


Clinical Statistics for Primary Care Practitioners: Part II – Absolute Risk Reduction, Relative Risk, Relative Risk Reduction, and Number Needed to Treat
Mary L. McHugh


What a Difference a Point Makes! Scaling Issues
Carol P. Vojir


Precision, Reliability, and Validity: Essential Elements of Measurement in Nursing Research
Janet Houser


Study Designs for Program Evaluation: How Do We Know What Works?
Paul F. Cook


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