Nursing Research - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card): Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice / Edition 8

Nursing Research - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card): Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice / Edition 8

by Geri LoBiondo-Wood
     
 

Now in full color, this easy-to-understand textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to nursing research concepts and methods. Evidence-based practice is emphasized throughout, with clear guidelines for evaluating research and applying scientific evidence to practice. Coverage includes qualitative and quantitative research, appraising and critiquing research,

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Now in full color, this easy-to-understand textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to nursing research concepts and methods. Evidence-based practice is emphasized throughout, with clear guidelines for evaluating research and applying scientific evidence to practice. Coverage includes qualitative and quantitative research, appraising and critiquing research, critical thinking, and clinical decision-making using research information.

  • Separate coverage of quantitative and qualitative research makes each type of research easier to understand.
  • Research Vignettes present real-world applications of nursing research to help bridge the gaps among clinical research, academia, and clinical practice.
  • Sample critiques of research articles correspond to the principles presented throughout the book and demonstrate how to apply key concepts and techniques when evaluating actual nursing research articles.

  • An increased focus on evidence-based practice highlights its importance to nursing research and addresses the proper way to appraise and apply research to practice.
  • Completely updated content includes new sample research articles that keep you current with the latest research topics and trends.
  • A user-friendly, full-color layout features helpful boxes, tables, and illustrations that highlight key concepts and help you quickly find information.
  • Balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative research ensures each type is equally represented in value and importance to evidence-based practice.
  • A set of Research Appraisal Guidelines inside the back cover offers quick reference for completing assignments or evaluating research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323095983
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

  1. Integrating the Processes of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  2. Research Questions, Hypotheses, and Clinical Questions
  3. Gathering and Appraising the Literature
  4. PART II. PROCESSES AND EVIDENCE RELATED TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

  5. Introduction to Qualitative Research
  6. Qualitative Approaches to Research
  7. Appraising Qualitative Research
  8. PART III. PROCESSES AND EVIDENCE RELATED TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

  9. Introduction to Quantitative Research
  10. Experimental and Quasiexperimental Designs
  11. Nonexperimental Designs
  12. Sampling
  13. Legal and Ethical Issues
  14. Data Collection Methods
  15. Reliability and Validity
  16. Data Analysis: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  17. Understanding Research Findings
  18. Appraising Quantitative Research
  19. PART IV. APPLICATION OF RESEARCH: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

  20. Developing an Evidence-Based Practice
  21. Tools for Applying Evidence to Practice

APPENDICES

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