Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice / Edition 5

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Overview

Review nursing research concepts and learn to apply them for evidence-based practice! With learning activities in each chapter, this study guide reinforces the content covered in Understanding Nursing Research, 5th Edition by Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove. This edition includes an expanded focus on evidence-based practice and new case studies to help you understand the research process and apply your findings to the clinical setting. Three published research studies provide an opportunity to practice with the appraisal and application of nursing research.

  • Learning activities for each textbook chapter review and reinforce key concepts and offer application to evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Time-tested and innovative exercisespromote in-depth learning with Introductions, Key Terms exercises, Key Ideas exercises, Making Connections exercises, crossword puzzles, Exercises in Critical Appraisal, and Going Beyond exercises.
  • Hands-on practice with three published research studies allows you to apply your knowledge and gain practice in working with the kinds of articles you will use to build an evidence-based practice.
  • Answer key for all activities lets you check your understanding and learn from your mistakes.
  • An expanded focus on evidence-based practice and new case studies shows the value of understanding the research process and applying it for an evidence-based nursing practice.
  • Three new full-text research articles serve as the basis for hands-on practice in each chapter.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437717051
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/4/2010
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 172,889
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; Faith Community Nurse, St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Burleson, TX

Associate Dean and Graduate Advisor, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice, Grand Prairie, TX

Professor, Department of Nursing, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  2. Introduction to the Quantitative Research Process
  3. Introduction to the Qualitative Research Process
  4. Examining Ethics in Research
  5. Research Problems, Purposes, and Hypotheses
  6. Understanding the Literature Review in Published Studies
  7. Understanding Theory and Research Frameworks
  8. Clarifying Quantitative Research Designs
  9. Examining Populations and Samples in Research
  10. Clarifying Measurement and Data Collection in QuantitativeResearch
  11. Understanding Statistics in Research
  12. Critical Appraisal of Quantitative and Qualitative Research for Nursing Practice
  13. Building an Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
  14. Introduction to Outcomes Research
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