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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.
Chapter 1: Introduction
This text is based on the premise that theory and research are inextricably intertwined. Neither is useful in advancing nursing knowledge without the other. Theory provides explanations for why things happen the way they do. Research provides the means to test theory to determine whether its explanations hold ...