Nursing science research is at the intersection of the social and medical sciences and statistical developments in many different disciplines are relevant. A framework for nursing science statistics which recognizes and builds upon the statistical contributions from biostatistics, quantitative psychology, epidemiology, econometrics, survey research, computer science and statistics is presented. A broad eclectic framework is necessary to take advantage of new developments in statistical and research design methodology addressing specific problems common to a given area. This framework recognizes that awareness of differences in established expectations (conventions, guidelines, regulations, etc.) with regard to statistical methodology across different research areas is an important aspect of successful consulting. It is hoped that this framework will facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration so nurse scientist statisticians will take a leading role in advancing methodology and research design.
Health Services Research | Nursing
Templin, T. N. (2012). Nursing Science Research Consulting: A Multidisciplinary Framework. In JSM Proceedings, Section on Statistical Consulting. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 2608-2612.