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This Second Edition of the bestselling Advanced Design in Nursing Research has been substantially revised and reorganized. Using the principle that the level of knowledge available on a research topic determines the level of design that can be used to study the topic, the contributors present discussions of research at three levels of design: theoretically based experimental designs; comparative and correlated survey designs; and exploratory-descriptive research designs. Strengths and weaknesses of each design in sampling, methods, reliability, validity, data analysis and issues related to human subjects are addressed. Contributors also discuss writing and evaluating proposals.

Experimental Designs
Experimental designs

The primary purpose of experimental designs is to test theory. The significant difference between experimental designs and all other designs is that in experimental designs the independent variable is manipulated. The research question asks, What is the difference between groups after the independent ...

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