Nursing Research: Principles and Methods / Edition 6

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The Sixth Edition of this classic text maintains its place as the "Gold Standard" of nursing research. Internationally known, respected and used, the text provides readers with the skills they need to design and implement a research investigation and critically evaluate published research reports. Now completely revised and updated to reflect the latest trends in quantitative and qualitative research, this classic offers a focused, "how-to" approach. New in this edition: expanded discussion of qualitative approaches; demonstration triangulation; stronger emphasis on the "hands-on, how-to" methodology; more in-depth examination of research differences; more powerful research utilization.

"The 6th edition of this classic text includes an expanded discussion of qualitative approaches; more "hands-on", "how- to" methodology; an in-depth examination of research differences; and greater research utilization."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781715621
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 816

Table of Contents

Pt. I The Scientific Research Process 1
Ch. 1 Introduction to Nursing Research 3
Ch. 2 Overview of the Research Process 23
Ch. 3 Research Problems, Research Questions and Hypotheses 49
Pt. II Contexts for Nursing Research 77
Ch. 4 The Knowledge Context: Literature Reviews 79
Ch. 5 Conceptual and Theoretical Contexts 105
Ch. 6 The Ethical Context of Nursing Research 131
Pt. III Designs for Nursing Research 153
Ch. 7 Selecting a Research Design 155
Ch. 8 Research Design for Quantitative Studies 175
Ch. 9 Research Control in Quantitative Research 219
Ch. 10 Qualitative Research Design and Approaches 239
Ch. 11 Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Designs 257
Ch. 12 Sampling Designs 277
Pt. IV Measurement and Data Collection 307
Ch. 13 Designing and Implementing a Data Collection Plan 309
Ch. 14 Self-Reports 331
Ch. 15 Observational Methods 363
Ch. 16 Biophysiologic and Other Data Collection Methods 385
Ch. 17 Assessing Data Quality 407
Pt. V The Analysis of Research Data 437
Ch. 18 Quantitative Analysis: Descriptive Statistics 439
Ch. 19 Inferential Statistics 469
Ch. 20 Multivariate Statistical Procedures 507
Ch. 21 Designing and Implementing a Quantitative Analysis Strategy 545
Ch. 22 The Analysis of Qualitative Data 573
Ch. 23 Computers and Nursing Research 591
Pt. VI Communication in the Research Process 603
Ch. 24 Writing a Research Report 605
Ch. 25 Evaluating Research Reports 623
Ch. 26 Utilization of Nursing Research 645
Ch. 27 Writing a Research Proposal 671
Glossary 695
App. A Human Subject Protocol 719
App. B: Statistical Tables 723
Subject Index 731
Name Index 751
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