Bias in research

Joanna Smith, Helen Noble

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The aim of this article is to outline types of ‘bias’ across research designs, and consider strategies to minimise bias. Evidence-based nursing, defined as the “process by which evidence, nursing theory, and clinical expertise are critically evaluated and considered, in conjunction with patient involvement, to provide the delivery of optimum nursing care,”1 is central to the continued development of the nursing professional. Implementing evidence into practice requires nurses to critically evaluate research, in particular assessing the rigour in which methods were undertaken and factors that may have biased findings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-101
JournalEvidence-Based Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


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