based on casual observations or indications rather than rigorous or scientific analysis
information collected through observation and/or experimentation and later scrutinized through a series of statistical analysis to determine results
something that is measured by the researcher
methodological approach to problem solving in which decisions are based upon findings and conclusions established as a result of analyzing collected data about variables and the relationships that connect them.
evidence based practice
clinical decision-making that integrates the best available research with clinical expertise and patient characteristics and preferences.
something this is manipulated by the researcher
a pattern that serves as a model or example
yielding the same or compatible results in different clinical experiments or statistical trials
a tentative explanation for the facts and findings that evolve from the research process
an index of how well a text or procedure in fact measures what it purports to measure; an objective index by which to describe how valid a test or procedure is