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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 9: Epidemiologic Designs
What is epidemiology? The literal definition of epidemiology is very broad: the study of (logos) what comes upon (epi) the people (demos). It can be defined as the study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease in human population groups.
One of the distinguishing features of epidemiology is that the outcome of ...