Measurement in Nursing and Health Research

ISBN-10: 0826105076

ISBN-13: 9780826105073

Edition: 4th 2010

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Description: This expanded and revised edition presents a pragmatic account of how to design, test, and/or select intstruments, methods and procedures for measuring variables in clinical, educational and research settings. It provides the reader with knowledge and skills to address the increased number of complex issues threatening the reliability and validity of measurement efforts and presents expansive reference sources.

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Book details

List price: $95.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgment
Basic Principles of Measurement
Introduction to Measurement
Operationalizing Nursing Concepts
Measurement Theories and Frameworks
Understanding Measurement Design
Strategies for Designing Measurement Tools and Procedures
Measurement Reliability
Validity of Measures
Standardized Approaches to Measurement
Measurement Issues in Qualitative Research
Measurement via the Digital World
Using Existing Administrative and National Databases
Computer-Based Testing
Internet Data Collection
Instrumentation and Data Collection Methods
Observational Methods
Content Analysis
Interviews
Questionnaires
The Delphi Technique
Visual Analog Scales
Magnitude Estimation Scaling
Guidelines for Writing Multiple-Choice Items
Measurement of Physiological Variables Using Biomedical Instrumentation
Evaluation of Measurement Precision, Accuracy, and Error in Biophysical Data for Clinical Research and Practice
Collecting Sensitive Information
Selection and Use of Existing Instruments
Measurement Issues
Ethical Issues
Issues in Measuring Quality Care
Other Measurement Issues
Index
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