Nursing Research: Methods, Critical Appraisal, and Utilization / Edition 5

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This comprehensive critical appraisal tool examines the roles of research in nursing, the processes of qualitative and quantitative research, the application and analysis of nursing research, and evidence-based practice. Interactive learning aids throughout the book, such as research articles, critical thinking challenges, and critiquing criteria, help readers master important material and learn to apply the principles of research to nursing practice.

The book contains two color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book examines the roles of research in nursing, the processes of quantitative and qualitative research, application and analysis of nursing research, and evidence-based practice. The last edition was published in 1998.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide baccaluaureate nursing students with the essential knowledge and competency to critically analyze research studies, judge their merit, and apply research findings in clinical practice. This is useful in light of the expectation of nurses to be able to critique and use research findings. The aurhors do an excellent job of meeting this goal.
Audience: The primary audience for this book is the baccaluareate nursing student learning about the research process, critiquing published research literature, and using research to support evidence-based clinical practice. It may also serve as a resource for graduate students and practicing nurses needing a refresher on the research process and critiquing criteria.
Features: This edition is organized into four parts. Each part begins with a research vignette, written by a researcher, to show the link between research, education, and practice. Part 1 presents an overview of the research process. Part 2 covers the processes related to qualitative research. New to this edition is a chapter introducing the reader to qualitative research. Part 3 covers the process related to quantitative research. The last part discusses the application of research through evidence-based practice. An updated glossary and updated completed research articles and studies are included. Chapter features include critiquing criteria, critical thinking challenges and decision paths, key tems, helpful hints, learning objectives, and key points. A passcode-protected instructor's resource manual and a student study guide are available online. It should be noted that this book is not a how-to book for one conducting a research study.
Assessment: This book should be quite useful to its target audience. It covers the basic steps of the research process as well as how to critique published research and use research findings to support evidence-based clincial practice. The focus on evidence-based clinical practice makes this book a must.
Martha G. Meraviglia
This fourth edition book on nursing research describesthe processes of quantitative and qualitative research methods alongwith the significant criteria for evaluating the research literature. The book has a section focusing on the critique and utilization ofresearch findings in clinical practice. The purpose of the book is toassist baccalaureate and master's nursing students and nurses in theirunderstanding of the research process, critiquing of studies, andutilizing current findings in clinical practice and education. Thebook is targeted for undergraduate and graduate nursing students alongwith nurses in practice to facilitate competency in research. The twocolor text and Internet research resources in the book are excellentfeatures. Key terms, learning outcomes, key points, and criticalthinking challenges are identified within each chapter. The authorsinclude several nursing vignettes to stimulate the reader's interest inresearch. This nursing research text is an outstanding resource forboth undergraduate and graduate nursing students studying the processof research and the evaluation and utilization of findings in practice. The book is well organized, which enhances the understanding ofcomplex topics. There are numerous illustrations to demonstrate theresearch process. The book includes excellent critiques of researchalong with a discussion of the criteria for evaluating researchreports. The contributors refer to current research findingsthroughout their discussions of the content. The book concludes withan outstanding chapter on the utilization of research inpractice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323012874
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/23/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 620

Table of Contents

RESEARCH OVERVIEW · Research Vignette · Role of Research in Nursing · Critical Reading Strategies: Overview of the Research Process · Research Problems and Hypotheses · Literature Review · Theoretical Framework · PROCESSES RELATED TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH · Research Vignette · Introduction to Qualitative Research · Qualitative Approaches to Research · Evaluating Qualitative Research · PROCESSES RELATED TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH · Research Vignette · Introduction to Quantitative Research · Experimental and Quasiexperimental Designs · Nonexperimental Designs · Sampling · Legal and Ethical Issues · Data Collection Methods · Reliability and Validity · Descriptive Data Analysis · Inferential Data Analysis · Analysis of Findings · Evaluating Quantitative Research · APPLICATION OF RESEARCH: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE · Research Vignette · Use of Research in Practice · APPENDICES · GLOSSARY
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