J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2015 Nov;22(4):452-457. 10.7739/jkafn.2015.22.4.452.

Type of Statistical Methods and Errors in the Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing

Affiliations
  • 1Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Korea. eunhee_choi@yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
In nursing research, studies using statistical methods are required and have increased. In this study, some statistical methods using in nursing study are summarized and appropriate usage is proposed.
METHODS
Twenty-five original articles from the Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals Nursing were reviewed. Statistical methods used in the Journal of Fundamentals Nursing were classified and common errors were presented.
RESULTS
Seventy-six statistical analysis were performed in the 25 studies. Among the articles, 28 cases contained errors. Most errors occurred in linear regression analysis and nonparametric analysis.
CONCLUSION
When the use of statistical method is applied inappropriately, the result bring out a serious error. In order to ensure reliability and validity of study, researchers should recognize clear application and usage of statistical methods.

Keyword

Statistical; Analysis; Method; Errors
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