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Examine the survey results attached. Choose one of the items, determine the descriptive statistic that is reported, and indicate what it means. For example, “What is the highest level of education of this group?” (

Please do not repeat the same topic as your classmates.)

This week is about exploring how researchers test and interpret data that has been collected on the sample by looking at the results of data analysis. What is meant by the term descriptive statistic?

APA style, in-text citations and 2 references. 1 full-page including cover and reference pages.


Required Textbook

Houser, J. (2018). Nursing research: Reading, using, and creating evidence (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning


Required Reading Assignments:

Chapters 11 (pg. 289-319); 13 (pg. 352-380); 15 (pg. 419-442)

Examine the survey results attached. Choose one of the items, determine the descriptive statistic that is reported, and indicate what it means. For example, “What is the highest level of education of
Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 449 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE CLASSSURVEY:HYPOTHETICALDATARESULTS–WEEK6 (2 Pages) 1. What is your initial level of education in nursing? High school 54.7% Associate’s degree 23.1% Baccalaureate degree 21.9% Graduate degree 0.1% 2. If you hold an associate’s or baccalaureate degree, what was your prior degree in? Medical-related degree or certificate 63.1% Teaching 16.2% Accounting 0 .7% Business administration 1.2% Other 18.8% 3. Do you have a prior healthcare occupation in any of these fields? LPN 19.1% CAN 63.0% EMT/paramedics 11 1% Pharmacy technician 0.3% Surgical technician 3.7% Dental hygiene 2.9% Other 0.2% 4. What is your age? Averageageis41 years 20–24 4.1% 25–29 3.6% 30–34 13.2% 35–39 15.5% 40–44 17.6% 45–49 28.0% 50–64 21.4% 65 and over 0.2% 5. What is your gender? Male 7.5% Female 92.3% 6. What is your racial or ethnic background? Hispanic (of any race) 3.0% American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% Asian 2.5% Black or African-American 15.8% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.2% White 69.1% Race or ethnicity unknown 8.6% 7. What is your family status? Married 70.5% Widowed, divorced, or separated 18.1% Never married 9.2% 8. Do you have children? No children 56.2% One child 24.9% Two children 11.5% Three or more children 5.6% 9. What is the time zone where you live? Eastern 34% Central 29% Mountain 19% Pacific 18% 10. Do you own your residence? Yes 61% No 39% 11. Please indicate how prepared you felt to enter nursing school. Extremely prepared 15% Prepared 37% Neither prepared or unprepared 28% Prepared 15% Extremely unprepared 5% 12. Why did you decide to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing? Themes from respondents Desire to help others Lifelong dream Ability to advance Availability of jobs Earning potential Loss of previous job Class Survey: Hypothetical Data Results. Wk 6.docx revised 8/1/01 nlh Page 2