Study Guide for Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice / Edition 7

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Designed to accompany Essentials of Nursing Research, Seventh Edition, this study guide covers all topic areas addressed in the textbook, and offers a wealth of study and review exercises to increase comprehension and build confidence. Features include application exercises, completion exercises, crossword puzzles, matching exercises, and appendices with full research reports.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781785815
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition description: Seventh
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,237,450
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Denise F. Polit, PhD, FAAN
President, Humanalysis, Inc., Saratoga Springs, NY   and
Professor, Griffith University School of Nursing,
Brisbane, Australia

Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN
Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Overview of Nursing Research and Its Role in Evidence-Based Practice 1

1 Introduction to Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Environment 3

2 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Fundamentals 9

3 Key Concepts and Steps in Qualitative and Quantitative Research 14

4 Reading and Critiquing Research Reports 24

5 Ethics in Research 30

Part 2 Preliminary Steps in the Appraisal of Evidence 37

6 Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypotheses 39

7 Literature Reviews: Finding and Reviewing Research Evidence 47

8 Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks 54

Part 3 Designs for Nursing Research 61

9 Quantitative Research Designs 63

10 Qualitative Designs and Approaches 70

11 Specific Types of Research 76

12 Sampling Plans 83

Part 4 Data Collection 89

13 Data Collection Methods 91

14 Measurement and Data Quality 99

Part 5 Data Analysis and Interpretation 105

15 Statistical Analysis of Quantitative Data 107

16 Rigor and Interpretation in Quantitative Research 115

17 Analysis of Qualitative Data 132

18 Trustworthiness and Integrity in Qualitative Research 139

19 Systematic Reviews: Meta-Analysis and Metasynthesis 145

Appendix A Influence of a Computer Intervention on the Psychological Status of Chronically III Rural Women 152

Appendix B Young Women With Type 1 Diabetes' Management of Turning Points and Transitions 165

Appendix C Coping and Depressive Symptoms in Adults Living With Heart Failure 176

Appendix D Perspectives of Women with Dementia Receiving Care from Their Adult Daughters 182

Appendix E Translating Best Practices in Nondrug Postoperative Pain Management 199

Appendix F A Meta-Analysis of Interventions forInformal Stroke Caregivers 210

Appendix G Strangers in Strange Lands: A Metasynthesis of Lived Experiences of Immigrant Asian Nurses Working in Western Countries 223

Appendix H Answer Key 243

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