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Implementing the actor-partner interdependence model for dyadic data analysis: an overview for the nurse researcher

25 September 2019

Nurse Researcher

evidence and practice

Background The actor-partner interdependence model (APIM) is widely used to study people with close relationships, such as patients and their partners. However, the...

Decision-tables for choosing commonly applied inferential statistical tests in comparative and correlation studies

22 October 2019

Nurse Researcher

evidence and practice

Background Nurse researchers are increasingly using a wide variety of inferential statistical tests. However, novice researchers might find choosing tests for their...

Reliability and validity in research

12 July 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines reliability and validity as ways to demonstrate the rigour and trustworthiness of quantitative and qualitative research. The authors discuss...

Predictors of uncertainty in parents of children living with chronic conditions

19 February 2019

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Background Uncertainty in illness implies no meaning has been attributed to an illness event. Although many studies focus on this issue in adults, there is limited...

Understanding quantitative research: part 1

01 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article, which is the first in a two-part series, provides an introduction to understanding quantitative research, basic statistics and terminology used in...

Quantitative and qualitative research data and their relevance to policy and practice

01 July 2008

Nurse Researcher

General

Crotty (2003) suggests that when taking into account human knowledge and the status and value that can be attributed to it, the four basic elements of any research...

Quantitative research

01 April 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the basic tenets of quantitative research. The concepts of dependent and independent variables are addressed and the concept of measurement...

Understanding quantitative research: part 2

02 January 2013

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article, which is the second in a two-part series, provides an introduction to understanding quantitative research, basic statistics and terminology used in...

Understanding quantitative research: part 1

12 December 2012

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article, which is the first in a two-part series, provides an introduction to understanding quantitative research, basic statistics and terminology used in...

A review of the non-equivalent control group post-test-only design

18 September 2018

Nurse Researcher

quantitative analysis

Background Quantitative research designs are broadly classified as either experimental or quasi-experimental. The main distinguishing feature of the quasi-experiment...