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Measurement and Instrumentation in Quantitative Research
Measurement and instrumentation in quantitative research

When conducting research in the quantitative tradition, researchers must select appropriate measurement instruments for collecting the data that will be used to address the research questions posed. Instruments are used to measure the attributes of individuals or groups, and the scores on the instrument provide the data for answering the research questions and testing the research hypotheses. Similar to the variety of instruments we use to measure physical attributes (e.g., weighing scales for measuring weight, sphygmomanometers for measuring blood pressure, spectrometers for measuring the wavelength of light, etc.), there are ...

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