Measurement in Nursing and Health Research, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

This is a valuable resource for readers seeking basic to advanced information on measurement. It should be on the bookshelf of all researchers, and a requirement for graduate nursing students.Score: 100, 5 stars--Doody's Medical Reviews

...this book is a wonderful shelf reference for nurse researcher mentors and investigators who may need to explore content or use content to design, test, select, and evaluate instruments and methods used in measuring nurse concepts and outcomes.--Clinical Nurse Specialist

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 fourth edition now 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.

Using clear and accessible language, the authors explain in detail, and illustrate by example, how to conduct sound measurement practices that have been adequately tested for reliability and validity. This edition is enriched with topics on the leading edge of nursing and health care research, such as measurement in the digital world, biomedical instrumentation, new clinical data collection methods, and methods for measuring quality of care.

Key features:

  • Provides new and emerging strategies for testing the validity of specific measures
  • Discusses computer-based testing: the use of Internet research and data collection
  • Investigates methods for measuring physiological variables using biomedical instrumentation
  • Includes information on measurement practices in clinical research, focusing on clinical data collection methods, such as clinimetrics
  • Identifies the challenges of measuring quality of care and how to address them

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book describes the tools to design, test, select, and evaluate instruments and measurement methods in nursing. It updates the third edition published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the process involved in designing, testing, selecting and/or evaluating instruments, methods, and procedures for measuring variables in practice, educational, and research settings. This is a very worthwhile goal, especially with the emphasis on research in healthcare and educational settings.
Audience: The target audience includes nurses and health researchers from neophytes to those with advanced knowledge in measurement. The authors and contributors have extensive backgrounds in this area.
Features: The book begins with basic information, assuming readers have little background, and gradually moves into advanced concepts. Several areas of the book are new. The chapter on qualitative research has been updated to include information about mixed methods. A new section discusses measurement in the digital world and covers using national databases, computer-based testing, and Internet data collection. The chapter on validity includes updated definitions and new strategies for testing instrument validity. The chapter on physiological measures has been expanded to focus on physiological variables using biomedical instrumentation and includes issues related to transitional research. A new chapter covers the evaluation of measurement precision, accuracy, and error in biophysical data. Finally, another new chapter addresses quality care measurements and related issues and challenges.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for readers seeking basic to advanced information on measurement. It should be on the bookshelf of all researchers, and a requirement for graduate nursing students.
Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book describes the tools to design, test, select, and evaluate instruments and measurement methods in nursing. It updates the third edition published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe the process involved in designing, testing, selecting and/or evaluating instruments, methods, and procedures for measuring variables in practice, educational, and research settings. This is a very worthwhile goal, especially with the emphasis on research in healthcare and educational settings.
Audience: The target audience includes nurses and health researchers from neophytes to those with advanced knowledge in measurement. The authors and contributors have extensive backgrounds in this area.
Features: The book begins with basic information, assuming readers have little background, and gradually moves into advanced concepts. Several areas of the book are new. The chapter on qualitative research has been updated to include information about mixed methods. A new section discusses measurement in the digital world and covers using national databases, computer-based testing, and Internet data collection. The chapter on validity includes updated definitions and new strategies for testing instrument validity. The chapter on physiological measures has been expanded to focus on physiological variables using biomedical instrumentation and includes issues related to transitional research. A new chapter covers the evaluation of measurement precision, accuracy, and error in biophysical data. Finally, another new chapter addresses quality care measurements and related issues and challenges.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for readers seeking basic to advanced information on measurement. It should be on the bookshelf of all researchers, and a requirement for graduate nursing students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826105073
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/17/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn F. Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her BSN and MS degrees in public health nursing from the University of Maryland and her PhD in education with specialization in research, evaluation and measurement from the University of Delaware. Dr. Waltz is an internationally recognized expert in the development of outcomes evaluation and measurement in clinical and educational settings and an adjunct member of GRIISIQ, Quebec Interuniversity Nursing Intervention Research Group, a consortium of researchers from all Canadian universities in Quebec. She has published extensively including award winning books and articles on research, measurement, nursing outcomes, program development and evaluation. She has received research funding from multiple sources, authored numerous articles, books and book chapters, and was a founding editor of the journal Evaluation &the Health Professions. She has provided numerous clinical and educational outcomes evaluations, consultations, presentations, and workshops to varied health care audiences nationally and internationally and is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in outcomes measurement, evaluation and research.

Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, with specialty in child development and family relations. She is the founder and senior editor of the Journal of Nursing Measurement. As an internationally known specialist in nursing research, measurement, evaluation, maternal and child health and parenting, Dr. Strickland has published widely in professional journals and books, and is called upon as a consultant by health care agencies, universities, government agencies, and community organizations. She has presented more than 300 lectures, speeches, and workshops, and her research has been featured in newspapers and magazines, as well as on radio and television.

Elizabeth R. Lenz, PhD, RN, FAAN is Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Ohio State University. Prior to assuming the deanship in September, 2001, she held faculty and academic administrative positions at Columbia University, The Pennsylvania State University, the University of Maryland, Georgetown University and Boston College. She is known for her work in doctoral nursing education and in nursing research career has focused on the family as the context for health and illness. Recent research concerns the outcomes and quality of nurse practitioner practice. She is former member, Editorial Board, Nursing Outlook, and between 1999 and 2001 served as an editor of Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice.

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Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgment

Part I Basic Principles of Measurement

1 Introduction to Measurement 3

2 Operationalizing Nursing Concepts 27

3 Measurement Theories and Frameworks 49

Part II Understanding Measurement Design

4 Strategies for Designing Measurement Tools and Procedures 91

5 Measurement Reliability 145

6 Validity of Measures 163

7 Standardized Approaches to Measurement Karen L. Soeken Soeken, Karen L. 203

8 Measurement Issues in Qualitative Research Karen L. Soeken Soeken, Karen L. 225

Part III Measurement via the Digital World Judith E. Hupcey Hupcey, Judith E.

9 Using Existing Administrative and National Databases Judith E. Hupcey Hupcey, Judith E. 241

10 Computer-Based Testing Meg Johantgen Johantgen, Meg 251

11 Internet Data Collection Louise S. Jenkins Jenkins, Louise S. 259

Part IV Instrumentation and Data Collection Methods Louise S. Jenkins Jenkins, Louise S.

12 Observational Methods Louise S. Jenkins Jenkins, Louise S. 271

13 Content Analysis Louise S. Jenkins Jenkins, Louise S. 279

14 Interviews Louise S. Jenkins Jenkins, Louise S. 287

15 Questionnaires Louise S. Jenkins Jenkins, Louise S. 301

16 The Delphi Technique Louise S. Jenkins Jenkins, Louise S. 311

17 Visual Analog Scales Louise S. Jenkins Jenkins, Louise S. 319

18 Magnitude Estimation Scaling Louise S. Jenkins Jenkins, Louise S. 325

19 Guidelines for Writing Multiple-Choice Items Louise S. Jenkins Jenkins, Louise S. 329

20 Measurement of Physiological Variables Using Biomedical Instrumentation Karen L Soeken Soeken, Karen L 335

21 Evaluation of Measurement Precision, Accuracy, and Error in Biophysical Data for Clinical Research and Practice Susan K. Frazier Frazier, Susan K. 371

22 Collecting Sensitive Information Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger Ryan-Wenger, Nancy A. 385

23 Selection and Use of Existing Instruments Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger Ryan-Wenger, Nancy A. 393

Part V Measurement Issues Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger Ryan-Wenger, Nancy A.

24 Ethical Issues Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger Ryan-Wenger, Nancy A. 401

25 Issues in Measuring Quality Care Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger Ryan-Wenger, Nancy A. 417

26 Other Measurement Issues Karen Beckman Pace Pace, Karen Beckman 433

Index Karen Beckman Pace Pace, Karen Beckman 477

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