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Multi-site studies offer the opportunity to increase the rigor of research and the generalizability of findings. […] The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), in collaboration with the ANCC Research Council, has facilitated multi-site research studies since 2010 as a strategy to increase research capacity within organizations and to help organizations credentialed through the Magnet Recognition Program® meet criterion requirements. Lessons learned from these multi-site studies have been collated into this practical research playbook, creating a road map for nurse researchers at all levels and across all types of settings.

Please follow the link to access the ANCC Research Council Multi-Site Research Playbook, a Practical Guide to Support Multi-Site Research Studies for Greater Impact

This is an open access resource made available to the public by the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center, the Institute for Credentialing Research & Quality Management, and the ANCC Research Council. Its goal is to inspire readers to consider opportunities to develop multi-site studies when appropriate to their research questions, and to serve as guideline to implement research projects with greater impact.

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