Fall 2020

NURS 7375-001 Regression Models in Nursing Science

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NOTE: Our campus has enabled the CANVAS MOBILE LEARN application. CANVAS tools such as discussions, quizzes or videos May or May NOT function on all mobile devices. This is because mobile devices are available with rapidly changing and different configurations. Hence, students must not depend on only a mobile device to access course materials. Students must have access to a laptop or desktop device to access course materials and complete assignments.

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This course requires the use of IBM SPSS Standard Graduate Pack (versions 24.0 through 27.0 are ok; do not rent the Base or Premium Graduate Pack) for statistical analysis. Prior to this first class session, make sure that your rental license for IBM SPSS is current on your laptop and/or tablet. 

Possible vendors for SPSS:
Hearne Software:
On the Hub: 
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Andrea E. Berndt, PhD, Associate Professor/Statisticianexternal link
E-mail: berndt@uthscsa.edu
Phone: (210) 567-5839
Office Hours: By appointment.


This course presents regression analysis at an intermediate level. Course will focus on regression for continuous variables: specification, estimation, testing, and diagnostics. Logistic regression for binomial and multinomial variables, log-linear regression for count variables, and proportional hazards regression for duration variables will be explored. An introduction to multilevel regression will occur.


Credit Hour Allocation: 3 Semester Credit Hours
Clock Hour Allocation: 3 Clock Hours Class (45 hours class)


Graduate Standing


Upon completion of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Program students will:

  1. Advance the discipline of nursing through the generation of new knowledge and theory.
  2. Demonstrate excellence as a clinical researcher in the health sciences in a focal area of nursing.
  3. Synthesize theories from natural and/or behavioral sciences for application to a specified area of nursing.
  4. Advance evidence-based clinical practice.
  5. Assume nurse scientist roles within academic health centers and other health centers and other interdisciplinary health sciences and educational institutions.
  6. Evaluate the value and knowlege components of philosophical and ethical dimensions of issues confronting healthcare and nursing.


  1. Explain the principles for regression analyses.
  2. Select the appropriate regression approach for different data types.
  3. Appraise the statistics associated with each regression model.
  4. Formulate and execute models in statistical software.
  5. Assess model adequacy using regression diagnostics.
  6. Interpret, organize, and present results of regression analysis.




A = 4 points (90-100)
B = 3 points (80-89)
C = 2 points (75-79)
D = 1 point (66-74)
F = 0 points (65 or below)



20% - Class Project
60% - Data Assignments (3 @ 20% each)
20% - Article Reviews (2 @ 10% each)
100% - Total

Assignments are expected to be turned in on their due date.

For each day an assignment is turned in beyond the due date, 10 points will be deducted from the assignment grade.

If an assignment is turned in 4 days after the due date, 50 points will be deducted from the assignment grade


Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.


  1. If written assignments are made in a course they are required.
  2. Students are expected to submit written work on the scheduled date and time.
  3. The student must notify the course coordinator prior to the scheduled due date and time if they are unable to submit the written work as scheduled. Failure to make this notification in advance will result in a "zero" for that written work.
  4. If the excuse is accepted as reasonable and necessary, arrangements will be made for an alternative due date and time.
  5. Each student is responsible for making sure that he or she has completed the written work prior to submission.
  6. Late work will be accepted with consequences as outlined per course syllabi.


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Any student seeking reasonable accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact either the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester or schedule a meeting with the UTHSCSA ADA Compliance Office so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A request for accommodations (Form ADA-100: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/form100-Faculty-student-resident.pdf) must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director of the ADA Compliance Office before accommodations can be provided. Additional information can be provided in the Student Success Center, Room 1.118 or through the ADA Compliance Office website: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/request.asp.


Field, A (2017) Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics (5th edition), Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA ISBN-13: 978-1526436566

You may also use the 4th edition of this text


Keith, T. Z. (2015). Multiple regression and beyond (2nd edition). Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 978-11388-11959

Supplements will also be provided to students at start of class and subsequent class sessions.


  1. Correlation and simple linear regression
  2. Principles of regression estimation / basic regression terminology
  3. Use of regression software (SPSS) / multiple linear regression analysis with 2 or more predictor variables
  4. Hypothesis testing and prediction / choosing the regression method
  5. Regression diagnostics and analysis of effects
  6. Continuous and categorical predictors: Comparing regression equations
  7. Categorical predictors: Dummy, effect, and orthogonal coding
  8. Logistic regression
  9. Comparing multiple regression to other multivariate analyses

CALENDAR - 1st Day Only

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CALENDAR - First Week Only
Please check the Fall 2020 schedule for recent updates.

DateTopic / Assignment Due

August 24, 2020 

11:00 - 1:50
CANVAS Conference Session

Topic: Overview of Correlation and Regression

Assignment Due
: Field, Discovering Statistics, 5th edition: Read Chapters 8 (Correlation) + 9 (The Linear Model: Regression) 

Field, Discovering Statistics, 4th Edition: Read Chapters 7 (Correlation) + 8 (Regression)

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