Review the article, Sample size in quantitative research: Sample size will affect the significance of your research. Prepare to discuss the following Discussion Prompts:
- Describe the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics.
- Describe how probability (random) sampling and sample size relate to inferential statistics and the ability to generalize the findings to a larger population.
- Discuss what a p-value indicates about the results? Why is this important to evidence-based practice?
- Describe the difference between causation and correlation. How does a correlational measurement demonstrate the strength of the relationship between variables? Provide examples of both a negative and a positive correlation, using patient satisfaction scores as one of the variables.