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Overview

Essential for nursing research courses, Nursing Research: Reading, Using, and Creating Evidence, Second Edition demonstrates how to use research as the basis for successful nursing practice. Fully updated and revised, this reader-friendly new edition provides students with the fundamentals of appraising and utilizing research. Organized around the different types of research in evidence-based practice, it addresses contemporary concerns especially ethical and legal issues. Additionally, it explores both quantitative and qualitative traditions to encourage students to read, use, and participate in the research process.

Key Features:

• Learning Objectives
• Key Terms
• Voices from the Field
• Gray Matter—key concepts noted in the margins for quick review
• Critical Appraisal Exercises—directs readers towards a full length research article
• Checklists to evaluate specific research activities and issues
• Summary of key concepts
• Practical advice for finding research, reading it critically, and strengthening research skills

Fully Interactive Online Resources:
For students: Companion Website featuring Interactive Glossary, Flashcards, Crossword Puzzles, Chapter Objectives, Student Quiz, Student Workbook, Documenting EBP Aspects, Appraisal Exercises, and Podcasts

For instructors: An Instructor’s Manual featuring PowerPoints, a TestBank, Classroom Discussion Questions, and Classroom Exercises

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book describes the essence of using research to guide nursing practice and presents "Voices from the Field," which illustrate stories from practicing nurses and their experiences with the research process.
Purpose: The purpose is to demonstrate how to use research for successful nursing practice, and it provides a fundamental understanding of all types of research. This is a worthwhile purpose, especially with the focus on evidence-based practice.
Audience: The audience includes undergraduate nursing students, RNs returning to school, and practicing nurses applying evidence-based practice. The author is an academic dean at a major university.
Features: The book covers the material found in an essentials-type research book in a very straightforward manner, integrating quantitative and qualitative research. The "Voices from the Field" are excellent for demonstrating the actual research process as carried out by practicing nurses. Critical appraisal exercises allow readers to apply the chapter content. Selected chapters have a skill builder which provides advice for finding research, critically reading research, and strengthening research skills. This edition contains both student and instructor ancillaries to aid teaching and learning. Instructors have the usual PowerPoint slides, test bank, class discussion questions, and class exercises that they can access upon adoption. Using the code available in each book, students have access to the companion website with an interactive glossary, flashcards, crossword puzzles, chapter objectives, student quiz, student workbook, documenting evidence-based practice activities, appraisal exercises, and podcasts.
Assessment: This will be very useful to the target audience. The chapters are easy to read, and the online resources will be very helpful to students. The author notes that this edition is fully updated and revised from the 2008 edition, but it is unclear just what the changes are.
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Reviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book describes the essence of using research to guide nursing practice and presents "Voices from the Field," which illustrate stories from practicing nurses and their experiences with the research process.
Purpose: The purpose is to demonstrate how to use research for successful nursing practice, and it provides a fundamental understanding of all types of research. This is a worthwhile purpose, especially with the focus on evidence-based practice.
Audience: The audience includes undergraduate nursing students, RNs returning to school, and practicing nurses applying evidence-based practice. The author is an academic dean at a major university.
Features: The book covers the material found in an essentials-type research book in a very straightforward manner, integrating quantitative and qualitative research. The "Voices from the Field" are excellent for demonstrating the actual research process as carried out by practicing nurses. Critical appraisal exercises allow readers to apply the chapter content. Selected chapters have a skill builder which provides advice for finding research, critically reading research, and strengthening research skills. This edition contains both student and instructor ancillaries to aid teaching and learning. Instructors have the usual PowerPoint slides, test bank, class discussion questions, and class exercises that they can access upon adoption. Using the code available in each book, students have access to the companion website with an interactive glossary, flashcards, crossword puzzles, chapter objectives, student quiz, student workbook, documenting evidence-based practice activities, appraisal exercises, and podcasts.
Assessment: This will be very useful to the target audience. The chapters are easy to read, and the online resources will be very helpful to students. The author notes that this edition is fully updated and revised from the 2008 edition, but it is unclear just what the changes are.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449631734
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 5/24/2011
  • Edition description: Includes online access code
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 550
  • Sales rank: 363,841
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted February 23, 2012

    Actually an enjoyable read

    Wasn't expecting to enjoy this text but it is written in a user friendly way, like having coffee with the author. I was dreading this class because I had heard it was difficult, but the book made it a lot easier.

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