Describe what reliability means in terms of research and why it is important. How does a researcher ensure that reliability is maintained in instruments and between raters?

NR- 439-RN Evidence Based Practice

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Reference from Houser, J. (2015). Nursing research: Reading, using, and creating evidence (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett
Chapter 8: Measurement and Data Collection, pp. 187–220
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1.    Measurement Strategies (graded)
Describe what reliability means in terms of research and why it is important. How does a researcher ensure that reliability is maintained in instruments and between raters?

In research, the reliability and validity of data collection instruments/tools is everything.  Without reliability/validity established, a research study and its data collection processes are in question.

With this question, explain what reliability is, as well as why it is important to researchers.  Also, discuss strategies researchers can use to ensure reliability.  Please ensure that you fully elaborate in your responses you provide to this question as more than a sentence or two is truly required

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