Common quantitative methods

Shields, Linda, and Smyth, Wendy (2016) Common quantitative methods. In: Schneider, Zevia, and Whitehead, Dean, (eds.) Nursing and Midwifery Research: methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice. Elsevier, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, pp. 143-164.

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[Extract] This chapter provides an overview of the meaning, purpose and issues related to quantitative research designs, and presents the common approaches used to answer a variety of nursing and midwifery questions. Related factors such as sampling, data collection, assessment of measurement instruments and data analysis arc discussed in Chapters l 0-13. The focus here is on providing research consumers with the information to evaluate quantitative studies critically.

Item ID: 41492
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-7295-4230-2
Keywords: control, experimental designs, explanatory (independent) variable, manipulation, observational designs, outcome (dependent) variable, quasi-experimental designs, randomisation
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