CRITICAL APPRAISAL AND QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

Barker, Janet and Kane, Ros (2016) CRITICAL APPRAISAL AND QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH. In: Evidence=Based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals. SAGE, Loncon, pp. 96-109. ISBN 978-1-4739-2502-1

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Quantitative research is primarily concerned with examining how different variables interact and impact on each other. Mantzoukas (2008) found that 51 per cent of research studies published in the top 10 generic nursing journals (such as the Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing) were quantitative in nature. Thus it is crucial that nurses have a solid understanding of the principles of quantitative research and how to interpret findings from a range of different types of quantitative study.
This chapter briefly outlines some methods used in quantitative research and discusses the issues to be considered when critically appraising quantitative literature. However, it is not intended to provide a full overview of quantitative research and for a more in-depth exploration you will need to consider some of the recommended reading at the end of the chapter.

Keywords:Critical appraisal, Quantitative research, Validity, Rigour, Reliability
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:33972
Deposited On:07 Nov 2018 16:38

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