Essentials of Nursing Research : Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/23/2009
  • Publisher: LWW
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Essentials of Nursing Research is designed to teach students how to read, understand, analyze, and evaluate research reports in nursing practice. The Seventh Edition has been updated with stronger coverage of evidence-based practice, including content on how to read, interpret, and critique systematic reviews, which are considered by many to be a cornerstone of evidence-based practice. Also included in the Seventh Edition: a more balanced presentation of medical and social science methods and nomenclature; enhanced coverage of qualitative research; and more!

Table of Contents

Overview of Nursing Research and its Role in Evidence-Based Practice
Introduction to Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Environmentp. 3
Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Fundamentalsp. 33
Key Concepts and Steps in Qualitative and Quantitative Researchp. 61
Reading and Critiquing Research Reportsp. 87
Ethics in Researchp. 117
Preliminary Steps in the Appraisal of Evidence
Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypothesesp. 145
Literature Reviews: Finding and Reviewing Research Evidencep. 169
Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworksp. 194
Designs for Nursing Research
Quantitative Research Designp. 221
Qualitative Designs and Approachesp. 258
Specific Types of Researchp. 284
Sampling Plansp. 305
Data Collection
Data Collection Methodsp. 337
Measurement and Data Qualityp. 369
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Statistical Analysis of Quantitative Datap. 391
Rigor and Interpretation in Quantitative Researchp. 440
Analysis of Qualitative Datap. 462
Trustworthiness and Integrity in Qualitative Researchp. 489
Systematic Reviews: Meta-Analysis and Metasynthesisp. 514
Methodologic and Theoretical Referencesp. 541
Glossaryp. 547
Glossary of Selected Statistical Symbolsp. 572
Appendices: Research Reports
The Relationships Among Anxiety, Anger, and Blood Pressure in Childrenp. 574
The Anniversary of Birth Traumap. 581
Indexp. 591
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