Essentials of Nursing Research: Methods, Appraisal, and Utilization / Edition 5

Essentials of Nursing Research: Methods, Appraisal, and Utilization / Edition 5

by Denise F Polit, Bernadette P. Hungler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0781725577

ISBN-13: 9780781725576

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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

Overview

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 manual and testbank on disk are included; the disk's question-and-answer format helps students apply content.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781725576
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of Nursing Research

Introducing Research and Its Use in Nursing Practice
Comprehending Key Concepts in Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Understanding the Research Process in Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Reading Research Reports
Understanding the Ethics of Nursing Research

Part II: Preliminary Steps in the Research Process

Scrutinizing Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypotheses
Finding and Reviewing Studies in the Literature
Examining the Conceptual/Theoretical Basis of a Study

Part III: Designs for Nursing Research

Scrutinizing Quantitative Research Design
Scrutinizing Qualitative Research Design
Examining Specific Types of Research
Evaluating Sampling Plans

Part IV: Data Collection

Examining Data Collection Methods
Evaluating Data Quality and Measurements

Part V: Data Analysis

Analyzing Quantitative Data
Analyzing Qualitative Data

Part VI: Critical Appraisal and Utilization of Nursing Research

Critiquing Research Reports
Using Research in Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

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