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

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

by Carolyn Waltz, Ora Lea Strickland, Elizabeth Lenz
 

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ISBN-10: 0826105076

ISBN-13: 9780826105073

Pub. Date: 04/17/2010

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826105073
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/17/2010
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
835,511
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgment xi

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 Karen L. Soeken 163

7 Standardized Approaches to Measurement 203

8 Measurement Issues in Qualitative Research Judith E. Hupcey 225

Part III Measurement via the Digital World

9 Using Existing Administrative and National Databases Meg Johantgen 241

10 Computer-Based Testing Louise S. Jenkins 251

11 Internet Data Collection 259

Part IV Instrumentation and Data Collection Methods

12 Observational Methods 271

13 Content Analysis 279

14 Interviews 287

15 Questionnaires 301

16 The Delphi Technique 311

17 Visual Analog Scales 319

18 Magnitude Estimation Scaling 325

19 Guidelines for Writing Multiple-Choice Items Karen L. Soeken 329

20 Measurement of Physiological Variables Using Biomedical Instrumentation Kathleen S. Stone Susan K. Frazier 335

21 Evaluation of Measurement Precision, Accuracy, and Error in Biophysical Data for Clinical Research and Practice Nancy A. Ryan-Wenger 371

22 Collecting Sensitive Information 385

23 Selection and Use of Existing Instruments 393

Part V Measurement Issues

24 Ethical Issues 401

25 Issues in Measuring Quality Care Karen Beckman Pace 417

26 Other Measurement Issues 433

Index 477

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