- Subject index
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 4: Within-Subject Designs
How researchers view or frame their research problem determines the procedures that will be undertaken during an investigation. Research designs lay down a blueprint that guides the investigator. Fortunately, the many research designs that exist have been categorized into families of designs. One classification ...