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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 10: Methodological Studies: Instrument Development
Methodological Studies: Instrument Development
Instrumentation, the process of developing a measure of a concept, is of major importance in the structure of a scientific investigation. As discussed in prior chapters, all decisions concerning the structure and conduct of a research study are done to enhance control. The more control evidenced in the methodology of a ...