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.
|Title of host publication||Nursing and midwifery research|
|Subtitle of host publication||Methods and appraisal for evidence-based practice|
|Editors||Zevia Schneider, Dean Whitehead, Geri LoBiondo-Wood, Judith Haber|
|Place of Publication||Chatswood, NSW|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|