Study Guide for Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice / Edition 7

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Overview

This essential study guide is completely updated to reflect the evidence-based focus and fresh content of the 7th edition of Nursing Research. It provides chapter-by-chapter review and a variety of innovative learning activities to help you strengthen your critical appraisal and research application skills.

• Introduction and Learning Outcomes help you focus on key content.
• Content Mastery Activities such as fill-in-the-blank, matching, and multiple-choice questions, word scramble exercises, crossword puzzles, and critical thinking activities help you apply essential concepts.
• Critique Activities refer to research studies from the textbook and challenge you to critique various aspects of the research.
• Web-Based Activities direct you to online sources of information to practice appraising research found on the Internet.
• Evidence-Based Practice Activities at the end of each chapter reinforce the importance of using research evidence in clinical practice.
• An Answer Key at the back of the study guide allows you to check your answers for immediate performance feedback.

Incl. experimental designs/ sampling/legal, ethical issues/data collection methods/etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323057462
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/2/2009
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 771,642
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Houston, TX

Ohio University, Athens, OH

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

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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

ANSWER KEY

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