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From The CriticsReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book provides the advanced practice nurse with the concepts and methods to use research findings and generate new knowledge. This book emphasizes both social science and epidemiological concepts and terminology for research design and analyses.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the reader with a thorough understanding of the methodological concepts and tools used in evidence-based practice. This book meets the aim of the authors.
Audience: The target audience is graduate students in nursing and those preparing for advanced clinical practice roles as mid-level providers. The authors have taught master's level classes in nursing research and are experts in the field.
Features: This book consists of seven parts. Part 1 introduces the reader to research in the advanced practice role. Parts 2-4 deal with the design and analysis of experimental studies, quasi-experimental studies and observation studies. Measurement and data collection is the focus of part 5 and part 6 deals with populations and sampling. Part 7 covers the remaining concepts of the research process. Features include research scenarios describing problem development, clinical research in action describing reviews of research to illustrate concepts, suggested activities, and review notes dealing with issues/topics covered in previous chapters.
Assessment: This book will be useful to the advanced practice nurse. It is designed to provide the nurse with higher level skill and competencies in evidence-based practice.