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Where is the evidence in a nursing research study? What is the evidence? How good is the evidence? And, how is it relevant to providing evidence-based nursing care? Ensure that'students can meet the AACN’s (American Association of Colleges of Nursing) goal of identifying valid research findings and using them to determine if they are providing care that is supported by evidence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803614895
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 8/22/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 466,874
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. I. Introduction to Research

    1. Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
    2. Conceptual-Theoretical-Empirical Structures for Research
    3. The Contents of Research Reports
    4. A Framework for Evaluating Conceptual-Theoretical-Empirical Structures for Research

  3. II. Evaluation of Conceptual Models and Theories

    1. Evaluation of Conceptual-Theoretical-Empirical Linkages
    2. Evaluation of Middle-Range Theories

  4. III. Evaluation of Empirical Research Methods

    1. Evaluation of Research Designs for Theory-Generating and Theory-Testing Research
    2. Evaluation of Samples
    3. Evaluation of Research Instruments and Experimental Conditions
    4. Evaluation of Procedures for Data Collection
    5. Evaluation of Procedures for Protecting Research Participants
    6. Evaluation of Data Analysis Techniques

  5. IV. Evaluation of the Adequacy and Utility of Theories and Conceptual Models

    1. Evaluation of the Research Findings
    2. Evaluation of the Utility of the Theory for Practice
    3. Evaluation of the Utility and Soundness of the Conceptual Model

  6. V. Integrating Research and Practice

    1. Strategies for Integrating Nursing Research and Nursing Practice

  7. References
  8. Index

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