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Measurement in Nursing and Health Research: Fourth Edition (Waltz, Measurement in Nursing and Health Research) [Kindle Edition]

Dr. Carolyn Waltz , Dr. Ora Lea Strickland , Dr. Elizabeth Lenz , PhD, RN, FAAN Waltz Carolyn , PhD, RN, FAAN Strickland Ora Lea , PhD, RN, FAAN Lenz Elizabeth
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0826105076
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0826105073
  • Edition: 4
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Book Description

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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  • File Size: 4741 KB
  • Print Length: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 4 edition (April 17, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0046EBXPW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,427 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Graduate Tool January 3, 2013
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I highly recommend this book for graduate students in health and social science programs. It gives the reader a better understanding of measurement, the development of measurement tools and the effect of data collection in the electronic age. Kudos to the authors!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nursing Research September 30, 2013
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I bought this book for my advisor indication of the doctoral program in nursing. Presents clearly the methodological principles for research planning in nursing with examples that facilitate the understanding of them. Excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good textbook February 16, 2013
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This edition retained the good stuff from the 3rd edition and added some other important topics. I've been using this book (from the first edition) in my instrumentation course.
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