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

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Overview

Completely updated with timely content and a full-color presentation, the Sixth Edition of this resource provides the guidance you need to effectively critique every aspect of nursing research and apply the results to clinical practice. Named an AJN Book of the Year, Essentials of Nursing Research uses clear, straightforward language and logically organized chapters to help you understand, retain, and apply fundamental concepts with ease.

The book contains two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Diane Tomasic
This is the fifth edition of a book in which the authors aim to provide consumers of nursing research with the skills to critically evaluate research findings for scientific merit and utilization potential. This text is not intended to be a ""how to"" book for conducting research, rather it is more consumer focused than previous editions. The purpose is to assist consumers of nursing research evaluate the adequacy of research findings in terms of their scientific merit and utilization potential. The authors' purpose is fulfilled because the ability to critically appraise research reports is a growing expectation of nurses. The target audience is nursing students and nurses, particularly those learning to critically evaluate research reports. The two authors of the previous editions are joined for this edition by a third author who is well known for her research and writing on qualitative methods. The book consists of six main units: an overview, preliminary steps, research designs, data collection, data analysis, and critical appraisal and utilization of nursing research. Chapters contain research examples, consumer tips, and guidelines for critiquing reports. New to this edition are critical thinking activities. In most chapters the authors cover quantitative and qualitative methodology. Discussion of qualitative methods has been increased. Examples and consumer tips are highlighted in a different color. A teaching-learning package is available. This should be very useful to consumers of nursing research. This edition is more user friendly. The consumer tips are an asset. Illustrative research examples are provided and coverage of qualitative research has been increased.Overall, this book should provide a consumer of research with the skills to evaluate research for scientific merit and utilization potential.
Booknews
Second edition assists users of nursing research in evaluating the adequacy of a research finding in terms of its scientific merit and potential for utilization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This is the sixth edition of a book that introduces the consumer of nursing research to the research process and the skills needed to critically appraise research reports and apply the results to practice.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist consumers of nursing research in evaluating the adequacy of research findings in terms of merit and potential for utilization. This is an important purpose since it is a growing expectation that nurses will base practice on sound research evidence.
Audience: The target audience is undergraduate nursing students. The authors have a long history of publishing nursing research books.
Features: The book is divided into the usual steps of the research process. New to this edition is the enhanced assistance on critiquing studies, more emphasis on evidence-based practice implications, and increased coverage of qualitative research. The previous features to assist consumers of research have been retained. There are many features for student learning: chapter objectives, key terms, chapter summary points, suggested readings, full-length research examples, and critical thinking activities. A student study guide and CD-ROM accompany the book.
Assessment: This book will be of great use to the consumer of research and undergraduate nursing students. It is very user friendly. The updates to this edition justify its replacement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781725576
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 544

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Overview of nursing research 1
Ch. 1 Introducing research and its use in nursing practice 3
Ch. 2 Comprehending key concepts in qualitative and quantitative research 30
Ch. 3 Understanding the research process in qualitative and quantitative studies 51
Ch. 4 Reading research reports 66
Ch. 5 Reviewing the ethical aspects of a nursing study 83
Pt. 2 Preliminary steps in the research process 109
Ch. 6 Scrutinizing research problems, research questions, and hypotheses 111
Ch. 7 Finding and reviewing studies in the literature 132
Ch. 8 Examining the conceptual/theoretical basis of a study 153
Pt. 3 Designs for nursing research 175
Ch. 9 Scrutinizing quantitative research design 177
Ch. 10 Understanding qualitative research design 209
Ch. 11 Examining specific types of research 236
Ch. 12 Examining sampling plans 258
Pt. 4 Data collection 285
Ch. 13 Scrutinizing data collection methods 287
Ch. 14 Evaluating measurements and data quality 322
Pt. 5 Data analysis 347
Ch. 15 Analyzing quantitative data 349
Ch. 16 Analyzing qualitative data 396
Pt. 6 Critical appraisal and utilization of nursing research 427
Ch. 17 Critiquing research reports 429
Ch. 18 Using research in evidence-based nursing practice 457
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