Common quantitative methods

Linda Shields, Wendy Smyth

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This chapter provides an overview of the meaning, purpose and issues related to quantitative research designs, and presents the common approaches used to answer a variety of nursing and midwifery questions. Related issues such as sampling, data collection, assessment of measurement instruments and data analysis are discussed in Chapters 10-13. The focus is on providing research consumers with the information to evaluate quantitative studies critically.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing and midwifery research
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and appraisal for evidence-based practice
EditorsZevia Schneider, Dean Whitehead, Geri LoBiondo-Wood, Judith Haber
Place of PublicationChatswood, NSW
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780729542302
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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