Biostatistics is the scientific process of collecting,collating, analyzing,presenting, interpreting and disseminating health and health-related data in estimating the magnitude of associations and testing hypotheses.
Biostatistics can further be defined as a branch of medicine that involves the process of collection,collation, analysis, interpretation, presentation of health and health-related information that may lead to conclusion and decision-making.
Biostatistics embraces those techniques pertaining to health and health-related sciences.
APPLICATION OF BIOSTATISTICS.
* In Disease Surveillance
*In the evaluation of Healthcare services.
*For the analysis of health and health-related data.
*For the projection of health trends.
*In ecological forecasting.
*In biological sequence analysis.
QUESTIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS.
#1 Define Biostatistics.
2 Explain the application of Biostatistics in Nursing.
Nursing research is a process of finding out the solution to a problem.It is a sequence of activities which when followed enables the investigator to achieve his aim.Nursing research involves scientific inquiry and so would require knowledge of the characteristics of scientific methods.
PRACTICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY.
Variable is a characteristic or attributes that can assume different values.OR Something that may be different in different situations.
A research topics must have two variables.
Independent variable is the predictor variable.It is the varible that will be manipulated in research.It is the varible that influences dependent variable.
Dependent variable is the criterion variable.
It is the variable that the researcher is interested in it's outcome When another variable is manipulated that is why we called it Response Variable.
The influence of co-operative learning on students' attitude to Nursing.
*Co-operative learning is an independent variable while Students'Attiude is a dependent variable. Questions for All Students.
1 What is Nursing Research.
2 Write a topic of your own and identify the two variables.