Study Guide for Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice / Edition 6

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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: 9780323031707
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/25/2005
  • Edition description: Signed
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (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

Using Research to Improve Patient Care
1 The Role of Research in Nursing 3
2 The Scientific Approach to the Research Process 33
3 The Evolution of Research: From Science to Practice 55
Using Research in the Care of Patients
4 Overview of the Research Process 91
5 The Literature Review 109
6 The Theoretical Framework 142
7 Research Problems and Hypotheses 160
8 Introduction to Design 192
9 Experimental and Quasiexperimental Designs 212
10 Nonexperimental Designs 231
11 Qualitative Approaches to Research 253
12 Sampling 286
13 Legal and Ethical Issues 313
14 Data Collection Methods 344
15 Reliability and Validity 365
16 Descriptive Data Analysis 385
17 Inferential Data Analysis 404
18 Analysis of the Findings 424
Using Research in Practice
19 Evaluating Quantitative Research Studies 441
20 Evaluating the Qualitative Research Report 481
Glossary 500
App. A: The Abdomen, Thigh, and Arm as Sites for Subcutaneous Sodium Heparin Injections 514
App. B: Coping and Adaptation in Children with Diabetes 522
App. C: Types and Meanings of Caring Behaviours Among Elderly Nursing Home Residents 534
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