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Research Methods in Palliative Care$
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Julia M Addington-Hall, Eduardo Bruera, Irene J Higginson, and Sheila Payne

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530251

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.001.0001

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Experimental and quasi-experimental designs

Experimental and quasi-experimental designs

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(p.85) Chapter 6 Experimental and quasi-experimental designs
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Research Methods in Palliative Care
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Massimo Costantini

Irene J. Higginson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0006

This chapter discusses the probable use of experimental and quasi-experimental research designs in palliative care. In order to describe the most common non-experimental study designs that are used in palliative care research, classical epidemiological methods are used throughout this chapter. The discussion also looks at the methodological issues used in testing hypotheses of association between two or more variables.

Keywords:   experimental research, quasi-experimental research, research designs, palliative care, study designs, research, methods, methodological issues, testing, hypotheses

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