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Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research: From Question to Proposal is the perfect introduction To The research process. it details the development of an effective research plan, and guides readers through all stages of the process from finding a research topic, To the final written proposal. it takes an in-depth focus on the planning process which makes it an excellent tool for beginners while still being relevant to people at all levels of study who need to develop a research plan. The Seventh Edition continues to teach readers how to prepare an appropriate question and topic And The steps it takes formulate a conclusion. All of the chapters have been updated with new references and current information including a renewed focus on evidence-based practice and an expansion of research ethics. Proposals are included at the end of the text to help students learn.
Table of Contents
|How to Write a Researchable Question||p. 1|
|Research Topics||p. 3|
|What Is a Researchable Question?||p. 5|
|Asking Research Questions||p. 7|
|Examining Components of a Research Question||p. 10|
|Be Interested in Your Idea||p. 21|
|From Question to Problem||p. 25|
|Finding the Level of Knowledge About a Topic||p. 26|
|How to Search the Literature on Your Topic||p. 32|
|Level of Theory and Level of Question||p. 34|
|Developing the Research Problem from the Literature Review||p. 36|
|Beginning with an Observation||p. 41|
|The Full and Final Research Problem||p. 49|
|Elements of a Research Problem||p. 50|
|The Psychology of Argument||p. 55|
|Strongest Argument Last||p. 57|
|Substantiate What You Say||p. 58|
|Critical Review of the Literature||p. 63|
|Content of a Critique||p. 66|
|What to Critique||p. 66|
|How to Do a Critique||p. 67|
|Guidelines for Critique of Published Research||p. 75|
|Where Does the Critique Belong?||p. 76|
|Stating the Purpose of the Study||p. 79|
|The Purpose Written as a Declarative Statement||p. 80|
|The Purpose Written as a Question||p. 82|
|The Purpose Written as a Hypothesis||p. 85|
|Examining the Components of a Hypothesis||p. 90|
|The Significance of the Statement of Purpose||p. 91|
|Stating the Purpose of the Study: A Summary||p. 91|
|Defining Your Terms||p. 95|
|Types of Variables||p. 100|
|Defining the Independent Variable||p. 101|
|How Variables Are Measured||p. 103|
|Terms That Need Definition||p. 110|
|Writing Operational Definitions: A Review||p. 110|
|The Research Design: Blueprint for Action||p. 113|
|Designing Your Study from the Question||p. 115|
|Characteristics of Research Designs||p. 116|
|Issues of Control||p. 120|
|Descriptive Designs||p. 121|
|Experimental Designs||p. 131|
|Controlling Unwanted Influences||p. 137|
|Level of Study and Degree of Control||p. 145|
|Selecting the Sample||p. 151|
|Types of Samples||p. 155|
|Sample Size||p. 164|
|Level of Study and Sample Selection||p. 166|
|Selecting a Method to Answer the Question||p. 171|
|Questionnaires and interviews||p. 181|
|Available Data||p. 192|
|Physiological Measures||p. 194|
|Reliability and Validity of Measurement||p. 197|
|Errors in Data Collection Procedures||p. 198|
|Reliability and Validity Issues in Field Research Using Participant Observation||p. 215|
|Reliability and Validity in the Research Plan||p. 219|
|Ethics in Nursing Research||p. 225|
|Problems Involving Ethics||p. 228|
|Informed Consent||p. 233|
|Balancing Potential Benefit Against Actual Cost||p. 235|
|Maintaining Anonymity and Confidentiality||p. 237|
|Federal Guidelines on the Submission of Proposals for Review||p. 238|
|Ethical Principles Underlying Protection of Human Subjects||p. 240|
|Planning for Analysis of Data||p. 247|
|Descriptive Analysis||p. 248|
|Inferential Analysis||p. 261|
|Choosing a Statistical Test: What Does Your Hypothesis Ask?||p. 264|
|The Answer Is in the Question||p. 268|
|Writing the Research Proposal||p. 275|
|The Introductory Section: Research Problem||p. 277|
|Form of the Final Research Problem||p. 278|
|Statement of the Purpose of the Study||p. 286|
|Definition of Terms||p. 286|
|The Research Design||p. 287|
|The Sample||p. 288|
|Methods and Instruments||p. 291|
|Reliability and Validity||p. 291|
|Data Analysis||p. 292|
|In Summary||p. 294|
|Variations in the Proposed Format||p. 294|
|The Finished Proposal||p. 297|
|Appendix Contents: Sample Research Proposals||p. 301|
|The Experience of Nurse-Midwives in Ghana with the Use of the WHO Partograph||p. 303|
|The Incidence of Acute Stress Disorder Among Parents of Premature Infants Admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit||p. 329|
|Nausea and Vomiting Following Posterior Fossa Surgery: Determination of Incidence, Risk, and Protective Factors in Children||p. 375|
|The Impact of Older Maternal Age at First Birth on the Risk of Spontaneous Preterm Birth in Northern and Central Alberta||p. 409|
|Maintaining Catheter Patency Using Recombinant Tissue Plasminogen Activator||p. 453|
|Standardized Telephone Triage Practice: Impact of Protocol Implementation on Reported job Stress and Satisfaction by Nurses in a Pediatric Oncology Outpatient Setting||p. 477|
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