Critical Appraisal and Quantitative Research

Kane, Ros and Nelson, David (2022) Critical Appraisal and Quantitative Research. In: Evidence-based practice for nurses and healthcare professionals. SAGE, London, pp. 95-108. ISBN 9781529775914, 9781529775921

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This chapter briefly outlines some methods used in quantitative research and discusses the issues to be considered when critically appraising quantitative literature.

By the end of the chapter you will be able to:
• provide an overview of quantitative research approaches;
• identify the key areas for consideration when critically appraising quantitative literature;
• discuss different sampling strategies and methods of analysis used in quantitative research;
• debate issues of reliability and validity.

Keywords:Critical appraisal, critical appraisal skills, Quantitative research, Evidence-based practice
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
A Medicine and Dentistry > A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
A Medicine and Dentistry > A990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B790 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health
College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:52054
Deposited On:07 Nov 2022 14:16

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