•Read the method section of one of the following quasi-experimental studies .Identify at least one potential concern that could be raised about the study’s internal validity.
•Consider strategies that could be used to strengthen the study’s internal validity and how this would impact the three other types of validity.
•Think about the consequences of an advanced practice nurse neglecting to consider the validity of a research study when reviewing the research for potential use in developing an evidence-based practice.
Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2012). Nursing research: Generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ◦Chapter 10, “Rigor and Validity in Quantitative Research”
This chapter introduces the concept of validity in research and describes the different types of validity that must be addressed. Key threats to validity are also explored.
◦Chapter 11, “Specific Types of Quantitative Research”