Stats Help for Brandman DNP Students


The BioStats Course at Brandman is designed to provide you with everything you need to perform your own statistical analysis for the CSP.  Calculations and complex math is no longer needed for this type of analysis – SPSS will do the heavy lifting for you.  With that in mind, we believe it is unethical to refer you to a statistician or consultant who will charge you to click the same number of links and buttons in SPSS that you could yourself.  We further do not recommend working with a statistician because the best way to understand your project, results, and significance is to have a deep understanding of the data and the logic behind your analysis.  You cannot gain this understanding if someone does your project for you.

I have some limited availability to assist Brandman University DNP students with their Clinical Scholarly Projects.  Due to the amount of time that is often required to support the Clinical Scholarly Projects, I can only help students on projects where I am officially the third committee member.  This means that I will need to sign off on the final manuscript prior to completion.

Where to Start?

If you are interested in adding me to your committee for statistical help, please send me an email (to my Brandman email address), copying your Chair, and responding to the following questions:

  1. What is your PICOt Question?
  2. What is the empirical (affirmative) title of your project?
  3. Who is your chair?
  4. When did you take BioStats and if you had an instructor other than me, who was it?

From the Inferential Statistics Steps at Immersion (or your updated Methodology Paper/Chapter 3):

  1. What is the purpose of your analysis?
  2. What is/are your independent (predictor) variable(s)?
  3. What is/are your dependent (outcome) variable(s)?
  4. Based on the 08a M2 Matrix, what is the statistical test you plan to use and why?
  5. What is your statistical hypothesis (in substantive terms)?  Use the 08b M2 Roadmap to help.

Also be sure to review the DNP CSP Handbook 2015-2016 JAN 2016 REV.

What to Send?

In addition to answers to the nine questions above, please also send a copy of your SPSS data file and any output from preliminary analyses.