This article which forms part of the research series addresses scientific rigour in quantitative research. It explores the basis and use of quantitative research and the nature of scientific rigour. It examines how the reader may determine whether quantitative research results are accurate, the questions that should be asked to determine accuracy and the checklists that may be used in this process. Quantitative research has advantages in nursing, since it can provide numerical data to help answer questions encountered in everyday practice.
Nursing Standard. 29, 47, 43-48. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.47.43.e8820Correspondence
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Received: 30 January 2014
Accepted: 12 June 2014
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