Statistical challenges in nursing education and research an expert panel consensus

Matthew J. Hayat, Melinda Higgins, Todd A. Schwartz, Vincent S. Staggs

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This article summarizes an expert panel discussion, "Statistical Challenges in Nursing Research," conducted at the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings. The panel consisted of doctorally prepared statisticians with faculty appointments in United States'based academic nursing programs. The discussion centered on challenges concerning the use of statistics in nursing education and research. Five domains were identified, including perceptions about statistics, statisticians' roles and responsibilities, interdisciplinary collaboration between statisticians and nurse investigators, statistics education, and the use of statistics in the nursing literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalNurse educator
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 12 2015


  • Graduate nursing education
  • Interprofessional education
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing research
  • Statistician
  • Statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN


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