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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.

Comparative Designs
Comparative designs
Marilynn J.WoodPamela J.Brink

The range of designs that examine the relationships between variables as they exist, without attempting to change or manipulate them, provides the backbone of social science research. These designs are a vital part of the establishment of causal relationships and are used to define and describe the relationships ...

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