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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
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
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.


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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