Quantitative analysis requires the use of numeric data to describe and interpret the results. The types of numeric data collected will determine what statistics can be utilized.

1. Please provide a definition of the nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio scales and develop a simple chart with an example of each and specifying the types of statistics that might be used with each as follows:

Type of Data

Example

Statistical Procedure

Nominal (provide definition)

Ordinal (provide definition)

Interval (provide definition)

Ratio (provide definition)

2. Conclude your discussion with a reflection on how statistics might be utilized in your own evidence-based practice.

3. Provide at least three citations with full references to credible nursing scholarly articles supporting your definitions and discussion.