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A winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award, this introductory nursing research text focuses on how to read, understand, analyze, and evaluate research for utilization in clinical practice. Acclaimed for its readability, clear presentation, and balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative nursing research, the Fifth Edition provides in-depth research utilization and utilization models in current practice. Features include fictitious and real in-text research examples, detailed, "how-to" nursing research information, and guidelines for critiquing research reports. Research examples at the end of each chapter help students apply critiquing guidelines in practice. An instructor's teaching package includes an instructor's manual and testbank.
A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.
The book contains two-color illustrations.
|1||Introduction to Nursing Research||3|
|2||Overview of the Research Process||13|
|3||Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypotheses||27|
|4||Conceptual Contexts for Research Problems: Literature Reviews and Theoretical Frameworks||41|
|5||The Ethical Context of Nursing Research||55|
|6||Research Design for Quantitative Studies||65|
|7||Qualitative Research Design and Approaches||83|
|9||Methods of Data Collection||103|
|10||Data Quality Assessments||121|
|12||The Analysis of Qualitative Data||153|
|13||Critiquing Research Reports||165|
|14||Utilization of Nursing Research||185|
|Appendix: Answers to Selected Study Guide Exercises||223|