Discussion and conclusions can be made about the meaning of the findings from the data analysis.

Now that the data has been collected using reliable and valid tools, researchers move onto the next step in the research process: Data Analysis. Data analysis is key for discovering credible findings from implementing nursing studies. Discussion and conclusions can be made about the meaning of the findings from the data analysis.

  • Share what you learned about descriptive analysis (statistics), inferential analysis (statistics), and qualitative analysis of data; include something that you learned that was interesting to you and your thoughts on why data analysis is necessary for discovering credible findings for nursing.
  • Compare clinical significance and statistical significance; include which one is more meaningful to you when considering the application of findings to nursing practice.