Lecture 4

Lecture 4 - Qualitative and Quantitative Nursing Research...

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Qualitative and Quantitative Nursing Research Week 3
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Research Terms and Concepts Study Subjects Key Informants Sample Investigator PI Reviewers
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Continue Settings Naturalistic Laboratory Fieldwork
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Phenomena, Concepts, and Constructs Phenomena Concepts Constructs Theories Conceptual Frameworks
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Variables Variables Heterogeneous Homogeneous Continuous Discrete Categorical Dichotomous
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Variables Independent Cause Dependent Effect Outcome Variability in the dependent variable is presumed to DEPEND on variability in the independent variable
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Variables Indicate direction of influence DV– Multiple Causes Variables are not always the DV or the IV. The DV in one study could be the IV in another Examples?
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Conceptual and Operational Definitions Concepts Abstractions of observable phenomena Researcher’s world view shapes the definition Conceptual Definition The abstract or theoretical meaning of the concepts being studied
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Operational Definitions How the variable of interest will be observed and measured Should be congruent with the CD. Examples?
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course 830 201 taught by Professor Leyton during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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