Bias in research

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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.


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    Scopus record Bias in research
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)100-101
    JournalEvidence-Based Nursing
    Journal publication dateOct 2014
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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