Descriptive statistics, such as demographics of the sample, are required for the DPI Project. Describe the project population and project sample. What demographic variables of your sample will you collect? What data source will you use to get these data? What do these data tell you about your sample? Provide evidence supporting your response.
Compare parametric and nonparametric statistical tests. How does each test depend on the assumption of normality? What would you do if the data are not normally distributed? Provide evidence supporting your response.
Power analysis is used to determine if a sample size is adequate to evaluate project outcomes prior to initiating any project. This is also called a priori. Justify the project sample size for your DPI Project by using the sample size calculator to conduct a power analysis. Discuss how your sample size may affect the validity of your project. Determine the sampling method used in your project. Compare the convenience sample to other sampling methods. Provide evidence supporting your response.
While the goal of the DPI Project is to achieve clinical significance, you will also need to discuss if the data analysis also has statistical significance. Statistical significance (p = .05) helps determine whether a result is by chance. On the chance that your DPI Project does not result in statistical significance, explain how you can justify clinical significance.
Identify the statistical analysis technique that will be used for your project, including the descriptive and inferential analysis. Justify how the analyses are aligned with the methodology and design. How does each analysis answer the clinical question in your project? Provide evidence supporting your response.
Data visualization allows data findings to be reported in a graph, chart, or other visual format. It communicates the relationship of the data with images. This is important because it allows trends and patterns to be more easily seen. Describe the best way to visualize the data you will collect for your DPI Project to have the most effect on your audience.
Discuss the basic principles of data interpretation, including the validity and reliability of the data used to translate outcomes into practice. What are common barriers to translating outcomes into practice? Analyze the importance of critically appraising the findings. Describe any barriers you may anticipate as you plan to translate the results of your own DPI Project into practice.
Read the Bible verses (ATTACHED). What does the Bible have to say about how one should view work in general? How does this Christian worldview of work affect the approach to the DPI Project?
In the United States, disparities in health care for vulnerable populations are of great concern, with much attention focused on the potential for unconscious (implicit) bias. Christians are not immune to these human biases. Implicit bias has many effects on DPI projects including, data collection, data analysis, and patient outcomes. Based on your knowledge of the Christian worldview, how can a Christian worldview help eliminate bias from your DPI project.
Review the types of data that are considered protected health information (PHI). How would the collection of this data affect your project (whether you plan to collect it or not) and how would you store it in order to protect what you are collecting?
The “Revised Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence: SQUIRE 2.0” (ATTACHED) guidelines, located in the Attachments, provide some guidance on the evaluation of quality improvement efforts. They are used as both grant proposal and manuscript publication preparation guidelines. Discuss how your project aligns with the SQUIRE 2.0 guidelines. Explain why your DPI Project is a quality improvement project and not a research project.
Select a nursing journal (US based) in which you would be interested in having your completed DPI Project published. Identify the journal and include a summary of the author guidelines. Describe at least two other methods commonly used by authors to disseminate or report quality improvement outcomes. How could the author guidelines, or those additional strategies you identified, be beneficial to you as you develop and implement your DPI Project? How could the author guidelines be beneficial to your practice?