Quantitative data collection and study validity

Osborne, Sonya & Schneider, Zevia (2013) Quantitative data collection and study validity. In Schneider, Zevia, Whitehead, Dean, LoBiondo-Wood, Geri, & Haber, Judith (Eds.) Nursing and Midwifery Research : Methods and Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice [4th ed]. Mosby Inc./Elsevier, Sydney, pp. 200-217.

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Abstract

The quality of data collection methods selected and the integrity of the data collected are integral tot eh success of a study. This chapter focuses on data collection and study validity. After reading the chapter, readers should be able to define types of data collection methods in quantitative research; list advantages and disadvantages of each method; discuss factors related to internal and external validity; critically evaluate data collection methods and discuss the need to operationalise variables of interest for data collection.

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ID Code: 68614
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: research methods, evidence-based practice
ISBN: 9780729541374
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2014 00:34
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 23:46

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