The Practice of Nursing Research: Conduct, Critique, and Utilization / Edition 2

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"Research is a major force in nursing and is continually being used to change practice, education, and health policy. The Practice of Nursing Research: Conduct, Critique, & Utilization, 4th Edition will give you the tools you need to successfully evaluate, implement, and conduct research studies ... and apply research findings in everyday clinical practice!" "Practicing nurses, students, and instructors appreciate this book for its clear, direct writing style that makes complex concepts easy to understand ... unique nursing perspective and framework that links research to the rest of nursing ... balanced and detailed coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research ... and abundant, concrete examples from the most current research literature."--BOOK JACKET.

Quantitative & qualitative research, review of literature, ethics, research design, etc

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Reviewer: Diane M. Tomasic, EdD, RN (West Liberty State College)
Description: This book provides the reader with the knowledge needed for the conduct of nursing research. Such knowledge is needed to change practice, education, and health policy. The last edition was published in 1997.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the reader with the tools to evaluate, implement, and conduct research studies and to apply research findings in clinical practice. This is useful especially in light of the expectation of nurses to be able to critique and use research findings. The authors do an excellent job of meeting this purpose.
Audience: The target audience is baccalaureate and graduate nursing students learning research methodology and nurse researchers needing a refresher on the conduct of research. The authors are directly involved in this area, this being their fourth edition.
Features: This book consists of four units. Introduction to research familiarizes the reader with the language of research. Quantitative and qualitative research processes deal with the conduct of nursing research. Critiquing research studies is the focus of the unit on using research in practice. The final unit deals with seeking funding for nursing research. Quick-access charts for statistical analysis and quantitative research design are included. Statistical tables are included in the appendixes and there is a glossary.
Assessment: This book will be quite useful for the target audience. It is comprehensive and a valuable contribution to the field. This edition contains revised material on outcomes research, designing interventions for nursing studies, an expanded ethics section, research utilization, literature review, and statistical presentation.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721637426
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 840

Table of Contents

I Introduction to Nursing Research 1
1 Discovery of the World of Nursing Research 3
2 The Evolution of Research in Nursing 19
3 Introduction to Quantitative Research 37
4 Introduction to Qualitative Research 61
II The Research Process 83
5 Research Problem and Purpose 85
6 Review of Relevant Literature 107
7 Frameworks 131
8 Objectives, Questions, and Hypotheses 169
9 Ethics and Research 191
10 Understanding Research Design 223
11 Selecting a Research Design 247
12 Outcomes Research 287
13 Intervention Research 331
14 Sampling 365
15 The Concepts of Measurement 389
16 Measurement Strategies in Nursing 411
17 Collecting and Managing Data 453
18 Introduction to Statistical Analysis 473
19 Using Statistics to Describe 499
20 Using Statistics to Examine Relationships 525
21 Using Statistics to Predict 547
22 Using Statistics to Examine Causality 569
23 Qualitative Research Methodology 591
24 Interpreting Research Outcomes 623
25 Communicating Research Findings 635
III Strategies for Using Research in Practice 661
26 Critical Analysis of Nursing Studies 663
27 Utilization of Research to Promote Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 683
IV Seeking Support for Research Activities 715
28 Proposal Writing for Research Approval 717
29 Seeking Funding for Research 745
App. A Table of Random Numbers 760
App. B Cumulative Normal Distribution (Z) 761
App. C Percentage Points of Student's t Distribution 763
App. D Percentage Points of the F Distribution 764
App. E Critical Values of the X[superscript 2] Distribution 769
App. F Table of Probabilities Associated with Values as Small as Observed Values of U in the Mann-Whitney Test 770
App. G Table of Critical Values of U in the Mann-Whitney Test 773
App. H Percentiles of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test Statistic 775
App. I Table of Critical Values of r in the Runs Test 777
App. J Critical Values for the Wilcoxon Signed-Ranks Test 779
App. K Table of Probabilities Associated with Values as Large as Observed Values of H in the Kruskal-Wallis One-Way Analysis of Variance by Ranks 780
App. L Table of Probabilities Associated with Values as Large as Observed Value of X[superscript 2]r in the Friedman Two-Way Analysis of Variance by Ranks 783
App. M Statistical Power Tables 785
Glossary 789
Index 815
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