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Measurement in nursing and health research

Author: Carolyn Feher Waltz; Ora Strickland; Elizabeth R Lenz
Publisher: New York : Springer Publishing Company, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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The fourth edition of this text acknowledges the needs and interests of nurses and health researchers, discussing the significant increase in interdisciplinary research collaboration, and the growing emphasis on Evidence-based Practice as an important research outcome across all health disciplines. . This edition includes the "best" of the measurement content, strategies, and procedures, and provides the most up to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nurses Instruction
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waltz, Carolyn Feher.
Measurement in nursing and health research.
New York, NY : Springer Pub., ©2010
(DLC) 2010003793
(OCoLC)503614163
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Feher Waltz; Ora Strickland; Elizabeth R Lenz
ISBN: 9780826105080 0826105084
OCLC Number: 643495936
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 492 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Basic principles of measurement. Introduction to measurement --
Operationalizing nursing concepts --
Measurement theories and frameworks --
Understanding measurement design. Strategies for designing measurement tools and procedures --
Measurement reliability --
Validity of measures / Karen L. Soeken --
Standardized approaches to measurement --
Measurement issues in qualitative research / Judith E. Hupcey --
Measurement via the digital world. Using existing administrative and national databases / Meg Johantgen --
Computer-based testing / Louise S. Jenkins --
Internet data collection --
Instrumentation and data collection methods. Observational methods --
Content analysis --
Interviews --
Questionnaires --
Delphi technique --
Visual analog scales --
Magnitude estimation scaling --
Guidelines for writing multiple-choice items / Karen L. Soeken --
Measurement of physiological variables using biomedical instrumentation / Kathleen S. Stone, Susan K. Frazier --
Evaluation of measurement precision, accuracy, and error in biophysical data for clinical research and practice / Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger --
Collecting sensitive information --
Selection and use of existing instruments --
Measurement issues. Ethical issues --
Issues in measuring quality care / Karen Beckman Pace --
Other measurement issues.
Responsibility: Carolyn Feher Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN, Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN, Elizabeth R. Lenz, PhD, RN, FAAN.

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Presents a pragmatic account of how to design, test, and/or select instruments, methods and procedures for measuring variables in clinical, educational and research settings. This title provides the  Read more...
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