NR 439 EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
NR 439 Week 5 Discussion 1 – Measurement Strategies
Describe what reliability means in terms of research and why it is important. How does a researcher ensure that reliability is maintained in instruments, and between raters?
NR 439 Week 5 Discussion 2 – Data Collection
Access the following information. You may read the PDF online or download it.
American Nurses Association. (2014). Fast facts: The nursing workforce 2014: Growth, salaries, education, demographics & trends. Retrieved fromhttp://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/workforce/Fast-Facts-2014-Nursing-Workforce.pdf
Review these facts and describe what the results say about this sample of the nursing workforce. What do you believe was the intent of the researcher who designed the survey?