Different Types of Measurement Scales Require Different Descriptive Statistics

Fred B. Bryant, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago Measurement involves the use of predetermined rules to assign numbers to categorize or quantify objects, events, or characteristics of people. In introductory statistics courses, students often learn that there are four basic types or levels of measurement in the health and psychosocial sciences. However, rarely do students understand why […]

The History, Prevalence, and Measurement of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Volume 12 – No 2 – Spring 2017 Leeza Struwe, Ph.D., MSN, RN Assistant Professor of Nursing & Marlene Z. Cohen, Ph.D., RN, FAAN Professor and Kenneth E. Morehead Endowed Chair in Nursing University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Abstract Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has evolved from an unrecognized sequela of the battlefield […]