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Psychological concerns in questionnaire research

Kirk-Smith, Michael and McKenna, Hugh (1998) Psychological concerns in questionnaire research. Nursing Times Research, 3 (3). pp. 203-211. [Journal article]

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URL: http://jrn.sagepub.com/content/3/3/203.abstract

DOI: 10.1177/174498719800300306


The questionnaire survey is a common and important tool in nursing research. However, there are many psychologically related issues and limitations which may not always be considered. This paper brings these issues together under four headings: theory-building; validity of self-report; measurement and analysis — that is, spanning the formulation of the research, the collection and analysis of data through to the interpretation of the results. In planning questionnaire research the explanatory limitations must be recognised, the aims must be linked directly to the measures, other methods should be considered as checks, and, most importantly, professional advice should be sought during the planning.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:19689
Deposited By: Barbara Wilson (Admin)
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 11:05
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 11:05

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