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Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Access to various data publications related to health care from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Data Center
Every year, AACN's Institutional Data Systems and Research Center (IDS) reports the latest data on conditions and trends in baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, including national student enrollment, graduations, and faculty salaries.

Analysis of Variance Interactive Applet
This Java applet helps students visualize features and factors of one and two-way ANOVA tables together with representational models and model parameters.

Analytic Induction as a Qualitative Research method of Analysis
An article written by Donald E. Ratcliff. Analytic induction is a method of data analysis described by Florian Znaniecki (1934) who named the method and systematized many of the associated ideas. However Znaniecki was careful to note that the essence of analytic induction has been used repeatedly throughout history , particularly by scientists in the physical sciences (he cites numerous examples from physics and biology). That essence involves " . . . inducing laws from a deep analysis of experimentally isolated instances". Includes video and audio presentations on qualitative research methods, as well.

ATLAS.ti - The Knowledge Workbench
ATLAS.ti is a powerful workbench for the qualitative analysis of large bodies of textual, graphical, audio and video data. It offers a variety of tools for accomplishing the tasks associated with any systematic approach to "soft" data, e.g., material which cannot be analyzed by formal, statistical approaches in meaningful ways.

Center for Evidence Based Medicine, UK.
The Centre has been established in Oxford as the first of several centres around the country whose broad aim is to promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to anyone who wants to make use of them.

Center for Nursing Classification
The Center for Nursing Classification was established in 1995 to facilitate the ongoing research of the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC).

Content Analysis Guidebook Online
This section of the site contains general information about The Content Analysis Guidebook by Kimberly A. Neuendorf (2001), including an annotated guide to each chapter. Links to other content analysis resources (e.g., other websites, articles and manuscripts on the methodology) are also provided.

Doing Statistics with Excel 2000
Nice introductory overview from the University of Alberta on how to use the statistical capabilities in Microsoft Excel.

Education Policy Analysis Archives
EPAA is published by the Education Policy Studies Laboratory, Arizona State University. More than 1.5 million articles downloaded since 1993.

Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis
Produced by Paul ten Have, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam. It is a medium for the exchange of information concerning publications, conferences and other items relevant to Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis among those who work in the field or have a strong interest in it.

Evidence-Based Nursing Journal
Access to the online version of this contemporary and useful journal. You need to fill out an online form to gain access to the actual journal.

Excel for Introductory Data Analysis
Excellent tutorial by Professor Hossein Arsham outlining the variety of statistical tests possible, using Microsoft's Excel program.

Focus Group Data and Qualitative Analysis Programs:
Coding the Moving Picture as well as the Snapshots

Most qualitative data analysis programs include a code and retrieve function. We argue that on-screen coding and the retrieval of coded segments, or snapshots, can result in researchers missing important process elements in focus group data, the moving picture. We conclude that the focus group is not simply a data gathering technique where data collected are analyzed for their specific content such as all text relating to a particular theme. Important and potentially insightful communication and learning processes occur in focus groups as a result of participant interaction. These processes in the data can only be identified by several readings of the whole transcript and tracing an individual's text in the context of other participants' text; this is difficult to effect on-screen. Thus, we recommend that transcripts are coded on-screen for content and off-screen for process.

Introducing NVivo: A workshop handbook
A workshop guidebook devoted to QSR's NVIVO - great overview of the latest version of NVIVO software.

MacSHAPA Software for Observational Data Analysis
Developed at University of Illinois by Penelope Sanderson. MacSHAPA is one of a number of software tools now emerging to help with the problems of Exploratory Sequential Data Analysis or ESDA. The software can be directly downloaded - intended for MAC computers.

Overview of QSR Nud*ist Software
Resources and guidelines to help you learn the process of using Nud*ist qualititative software by June Kaminski.

Q-Methodology Page
Q methodology was invented in 1935 by British physicist-psychologist William Stephenson (1953) and is most often associated with quantitative analysis due to its involvement with factor analysis. QMethod software is a statistical program taylored to the requirements of Q studies. Specifically, it allows to easily enter data (Q-Sorts) the way they are collected, i.e. as 'piles' of statement numbers. It computes intercorrelations among Q-Sorts, which are then factor-analysed with the Centroid (or, alternatively, PCA) method. Resulting factors can be rotated either analytically (Varimax), or judgmentally with the help of two-dimensional plots.

Qualitative Data Analysis: Technologies and Representations
In this paper we address a number of contemporary themes concerning the analysis of qualitative data and the ethnographic representation of social realities. A contrast is drawn. On the one hand, a diversity of representational modes and devices is currently celebrated, in response to various critiques of conventional ethnographic representation. On the other hand, the widespread influence of computer- assisted qualitative data analysis is promoting convergence on a uniform mode of data analysis and representation (often justified with reference to grounded theory).

Qualitative Data Analysis: Representations of a Technology
A Comment on Coffey, Holbrook, and Atkinson We do not disagree with Coffey et al.'s characterization of the current state of ethnography, at least within anthropology. Nor would we dissent from their assessment of the analytic possibilities opened up for qualitative researchers by hypertext and hypermedia. However, neither of these arguments, we believe, depend on a contrast with an assumed orthodoxy.

Resampling: The New Statistics
Julian L. Simon presents the entire online version of his book - excellent introduction to quantitative data analysis from a new perspective.

100% Pure Java Applets for Statistical Analysis and Graphics. A wonderful resource with several statistical practice applications available from Statpoint.com

Statlib & Software
A system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information by electronic mail, FTP and WWW. Wonderful assortment of programs!

Created by Carl James Schwarz at Simon Fraser University, StatVillage is a hypothetical village in Canada. Homes in StatVillage are laid out in a system of blocks on a rectangular grid with 8 homes per block. In the middle of each group of 8 homes is a playing area. Houses are addressed using a block and unit-within-block system. Services (e.g., food stores, shops) are located on the periphery of the village and are not shown on the map. Households can be selected for a survey by using a clickable map.

Theory Building in Qualitative Research and Computer Programs
for the Management of Textual Data

This article refers to recent debates about the potential methodological costs and benefits of computer use in qualitative research and about the relationship between methodological approaches (eg. 'Grounded Theory') on the one hand and computer-aided methods of qualitative research on the other.

Richard Lowry presents a jam-packed site with lots of resources for quantitative data analysis. Excellent theory and the best applets for calculating data on the net! Includes t tests, z tests, ANOVA, Regression and more!

Video Exploratory Sequential Data Analysis (VESDA)
Today, new technologies in human-computer interaction require new foci and methods of data analysis. In particular, video has become the medium of choice for extensive recording of interactions between humans and computers. The resulting video data is sequential, i.e., it contains a sequence of events that may be encoded in terms of one or more time series. Thus techniques such as time series analysis, Markov analysis and lag sequential analysis are being adapted to the needs of video data interpretation. The complexity of the interactions that occur in such data is also leading to an emphasis on exploratory, rather than confirmatory, analyses.

Nursing Informatics Integration for the BSN in Nursing Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Design & Content by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) - 1999 - 2008
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