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NURS 4610: Translating Evidence for Nursing Practice (traditional course): Quasi-Experimental Studies

This guide is designed to assist you with library research and information literacy skills for finding, critically appraising and synthesizing scientific evidence.

What is a Quasi-Experimental Study?

Quasi-experimental studies are a type of quantitative research.  Similar to experimental studies, they involve manipulation of the independent variable.  However, they lack certain elements of a truly experimental design.  Most commonly, they do not randomly assign participants to study groups.  Also, they sometimes lack a control group (Schmidt & Brown, 2019, p. 177).  

Level of Evidence: III

PRO TIPS: Quasi-Experimental Checklist

Each JBI Checklist provides tips and guidance on what to look for to answer each question.  These tips begin on page 4. 

Below are some additional Frequently Asked Questions about the Quasi-Experimental Checklist that have been asked students in previous semesters. 

Frequently Asked Question Response
In Question 1, the checklist asks whether the 'cause' and 'effect' is clear.  How do I find the cause and effect? COMING SOON!
For Question 8, how can I tell whether outcomes were reliably measured?  COMING SOON!