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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 5: Evaluative Designs
Evaluative research designs are intended to provide data on the success of action programs. They are of particular interest to policymakers who are responsible for allocating resources in health care. In nursing, we are frequently called on to design program evaluations for many reasons, ranging from developing grant ...