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Practice of Nursing Research : Conduct, Critique, and Utilization

Practice of Nursing Research : Conduct, Critique, and Utilization - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0721606262

Cover of Practice of Nursing Research : Conduct, Critique, and Utilization 5TH 05 (ISBN 978-0721606262)
ISBN13: 978-0721606262
ISBN10: 0721606261
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Practice of Nursing Research : Conduct, Critique, and Utilization - 5TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0721606262

Nancy Burns and Susan Grove

ISBN13: 978-0721606262
ISBN10: 0721606261
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

With its unique nursing perspective and framework that links nursing research to nursing practice, the 5th edition gives readers the tools they need to successfully evaluate, implement, and conduct research studies. Users will discover balanced and detailed coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research, as well as abundant, concrete examples from the best research literature available. And practicing nurses, students, and instructors appreciate this book for its clear, direct writing style that makes complex concepts easy to understand. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.

Key Features

  • Websites direct students to an extensive array of information for use in conducting studies
  • A clear, direct writing style that facilitates learning
  • Rich and frequent illustration of major points and concepts from the most current research literature
  • A nursing perspective and framework that links research to the whole of the nursing curriculum
  • Detailed coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Exciting coverage of evidence-based practice--a topic of vital and growing importance in a health care arena focused on quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care


New to this Edition

  • Full-color illustrations stimulate the learning experience
  • Online Author Index makes it easy to look up cited articles by key authors
  • Access the Evolve Learning System, which includes an innovative new Data Set where users can apply data analysis skills
  • Increased research examples demonstrate principles with concrete examples
  • Statistical analysis techniques for outcomes research teach readers to analyze health care outcomes
  • Updated information on online research demonstrates the realities of nursing research today
  • Enhanced coverage of qualitative research gives readers a balanced research perspective

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Nursing Research

1. Discovering the World of Nursing Research
2. The Evolution of Research in Nursing
3. Introduction to Quantitative Research
4. Introduction to Qualitative Research

II. The Research Process

5. Research Problem and Purpose
6. Review of Relevant Literature
7. Frameworks
8. Objectives, Questions, and Hypotheses
9. Ethics in Research
10. Understanding Research Design
11. Selecting a Research Design
12. Outcomes Research
13. Intervention Research
14. Sampling
15. Concepts of Measurement
16. Measurement Strategies in Nursing
17. Collecting and Managing Data
18. Introduction to Statistical Analysis
19. Using Statistics to Describe
20. Using Statistics to Examine Relationships
21. Using Statistics to Predict
22. Using Statistics to Examine Causality
23. Qualitative Research Methodology
24. Interpreting Research Outcomes
25. Communicating Research Findings

III. Strategies for Developing an Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing

26. Critical Analysis of Nursing Studies
27. Utilization of Research to Promote Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

IV. Seeking Support for Research Activities

28. Proposal Writing for Research Approval
29. Seeking Funding for Research

Appendices

Appendix A: Table of Random Numbers
Appendix B: Cumulative Normal Distribution (Z)
Appendix C: Percentage Points of Student's t Distribution
Appendix D: Percentage Points of the F Distribution
Appendix E: Critical Values of the X2 Distribution
Appendix F: Table of Probabilities Associated with Values as Small as Observed Values of U in the Mann-Whitney Test
Appendix G: Table of Critical Values of U in the Mann-Whitney Test
Appendix H: Percentiles of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test Statistic
Appendix I: Table of Critical Values of r in the Runs Test
Appendix J: Critical Values for the Wilcoxon Signed-Ranks Test
Appendix 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
Appendix L: Table of Probabilities Associated with Values as Large as Observed Values of X2r in the Friedman Two-Way Analysis of Variance by Ranks
Appendix M: Statistical Power Tables

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