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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.

The Pilot Study: One Key to Research Success
The pilot study: One key to research success
Nancy R.LackeyAnita L.Wingate

Behind every successful piece of completed research stands a pilot study. In most basic research methodology courses, students are told of the importance of a pilot study, but they are given little information on how to do one. Rarely is the actual conduct of a pilot study included ...

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