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Statistics, Epidemiology and Big Data


Two major competencies of advanced practice nursing include the understanding of statistical principles and the epidemiology of diseases. This guide provides a collection of library and online resources that can help further your knowledge of these competencies. Additional concepts focus on big data, which is large-scale, data-driven research used to advance evidence-based practice (National Institutes of Health [NIH], 2018). This guide also provides a collection of library resources that explore how big data is transforming healthcare.

Statistics eBooks

Below are selected eBooks from the library that provide an overview of statistical concepts. You can find additional eBooks on this topic by doing a search on the library homepage.

Here are some example search statements:

Statistics AND data mining
parametric statistics


Find Data and Statistics

If you need to find specific statistics, here are some of the most widely used data resources provided by the library and government. Government websites are often the best resource for the health statistics you will often need for your projects. 

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Government Websites


National Institutes of Health. (2018). What is big data?

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