Awareness and minimisation of systematic bias in research
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Malone H, Nicholl H, Tracey C, Awareness and minimisation of systematic bias in research, British Journal of Nursing, 23, 5, 2014, 279 - 282
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A major goal of nursing and midwifery is the delivery of evidence-based practice. Consequently, it is essential for the quality and safety of patient/client care that policy makers, educators and practitioners are aware of the presence of potential systematic bias in research practice and research publications so that only sound evidence translates into practice. The main aim of this paper is to highlight the need for ongoing awareness of the potential presence of systematic bias in research practice, to explore commonly reported types of systematic bias and to report some methods that can be applied to minimise systematic bias in research.
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:British Journal of Nursing
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