As a current or future health care administration leader, how will you decide which statistical test is most appropriate for the goal of monitoring, tracking, or overseeing operations in your health services organization?
Each statistical test is dependent on a given set of research parameters and expectations. As you have examined throughout this course, understanding why and when to use each statistical test is necessary in conducting the tests for process control and comparison. Thus, chi-square tests are useful for table data, ANOVA for a single quantitative dependent variable and categorical independent variables, and ANOM for analysis of mean differences. Regression modeling is useful for determining the influence of independent variables on a quantitative dependent variable.
For this Assignment, review the resources for this week regarding chi-square, ANOVA, ANOM, and regression. Pay particular attention to the examples shown in the textbook.