Measurement in Nursing and Health Research

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/1/2010
  • Publisher: Springer Pub Co
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This fourth edition presents everything nurses and health researchers need to know about designing, testing, selecting, and evaluating instruments and methods for measuring in nursing. Thoroughly updated, this edition contains only the latest, most cutting-edge measurement instruments that have direct applicability for nurses and health researchers in a variety of roles, including students, clinicians, educators, researchers, administrators, and consultants.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentp. xi
Basic Principles of Measurement
Introduction to Measurementp. 3
Operationalizing Nursing Conceptsp. 27
Measurement Theories and Frameworksp. 49
Understanding Measurement Design
Strategies for Designing Measurement Tools and Proceduresp. 91
Measurement Reliabilityp. 145
Validity of Measuresp. 163
Standardized Approaches to Measurementp. 203
Measurement Issues in Qualitative Researchp. 225
Measurement via the Digital World
Using Existing Administrative and National Databasesp. 241
Computer-Based Testingp. 251
Internet Data Collectionp. 259
Instrumentation and Data Collection Methods
Observational Methodsp. 271
Content Analysisp. 279
Interviewsp. 287
Questionnairesp. 301
The Delphi Techniquep. 311
Visual Analog Scalesp. 319
Magnitude Estimation Scalingp. 325
Guidelines for Writing Multiple-Choice Itemsp. 329
Measurement of Physiological Variables Using Biomedical Instrumentationp. 335
Evaluation of Measurement Precision, Accuracy, and Error in Biophysical Data for Clinical Research and Practicep. 371
Collecting Sensitive Informationp. 385
Selection and Use of Existing Instrumentsp. 393
Measurement Issues
Ethical Issuesp. 401
Issues in Measuring Quality Carep. 417
Other Measurement Issuesp. 433
Indexp. 477
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