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"This is a valuable resource for readers seeking basic to advanced information on measurement. It should be on the bookshelf of all researchers, and a requirement for graduate nursing students." Score: 100, 5 stars
-- Doody's Medical Reviews
"...this book is a wonderful shelf reference for nurse researcher mentors and investigators who may need to explore content or use content to design, test, select, and evaluate instruments and methods used in measuring nurse concepts and outcomes."
--Clinical Nurse Specialist
“Presents clearly the methodological principles for research planning in nursing with examples that facilitate the understanding of them. Excellent.” 5.0 out of 5 stars
This highly popular resource―written in an easy-to-read style and format-- delivers everything nurses and other health researchers need to know about designing, testing, selecting, and evaluating instruments and methods for measurement in nursing. The Fifth Edition features the most current content, strategies, and procedures available with direct applicability to nurses and health researchers engaging in interprofessional research, collaboration, education, and evidence-based practice. Five new chapters focus on challenges to using big data, evaluation and measurement in interprofessional practice and education, metrics and benchmarking in health professions education and practice, and measurement issues in translational science.
The book gives particular attention to measurement issues resulting from changes in nursing, health research, and the increased emphasis on and undertaking of interprofessional research and evaluation. Presenting the material in step-by-step format, the book is designed for readers with little or no experience in measurement, statistics, or interprofessional issues. It focuses on increasing the reader’s ability to use measures that are operationalized within the context of theories and conceptual frameworks, derived from sound measurement principles and practices and adequately tested for reliability and validity. Additionally, the text provides a pragmatic account of the processes involved in all aspects of measurement. Studies conducted by nurses and researchers in varied settings illustrate the measurement processes.
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Carolyn F. Waltz, PhD, RN, FAAN , is Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health, where she specializes in research, evaluation, and measurement. An internationally recognized expert in the development of outcomes evaluation in clinical and educational settings, Dr. Waltz has published extensively including the third edition of Measurement in Nursing and Health Research, an AJN Book of the Year award winner, as well as articles on research, measurement, nursing outcomes, program development and evaluation. She has provided numerous outcomes evaluations, consultants, presentations, and workshops to varied health care audiences nationally and internationally and is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in outcomes evaluation and research.
Ora Lea Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN , is Professor and Dean, Florida International University School of Nursing. In her career she has focused on child development and family relations. She is the Founder and Senior Editor of the Journal of Nursing Measurement. As an internationally known specialist in nursing research, measurement, evaluation, maternal and child health and parenting, Dr. Strickland has published widely in professional journals and books, and is called upon as a consultant by health care agencies, universities, government agencies, and community organizations. She has presented more than 300 lectures, speeches, and workshops, and her research has been featured in newspapers and magazines, as well as on radio and television.
Elizabeth R. Lenz, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University College of Nursing, where she served as Dean from 2001-2013. Prior to assuming the deanship, she held faculty and academic administrative positions at Columbia University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Maryland, Georgetown University, and Boston College. She is known for her work in doctoral nursing education and her nursing research career has focused on the family as the context for health and illness. Recent research concerns the outcomes and quality of nurse practitioner practice. She is former member, Editorial Board, Nursing Outlook, and between 1999 and 2001 served as an Editor of Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice.
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