9780132118576

Foundations in Nursing Research

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132118576

  • ISBN10:

    0132118572

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/18/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

FOUNDATIONS IN NURSING RESEARCH, 6/e,an engaging, learner-friendly text, illuminates all steps of the nursing research process, helping students critique research and determine whether study findings are ready to apply in practice. To illustrate specific aspects of the research process, the author extensively excerpts from published studies, including research performed outside the U.S. Pedagogical features include chapter outlines, objectives, definitions of key terms, summaries, class activities, and self-tests. This Sixth Edition has been revised with up-to-date information and references throughout; more coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research; greater focus on evidence-based practice; and an all-new chapter on nursing research and health care economics.

Table of Contents

PART I            INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH  

1. Development of Nursing Research

2. Ethical Issues in Nursing Research

3. An Overview of Quantitative Research

4. An Overview of Qualitative Research

 

PART II           PRELIMINARY STEPS IN THE RESEARCH PROCESS 

5. Identifying Nursing Research Problems

6. Review of the Literature

7. Theory and Nursing Research

8. Hypotheses

 

PART III          RESEARCH DESIGNS  

9. Quantitative Research Designs

10. Qualitative Research Designs

 

PART IV         OBTAINING STUDY PARTICIPANTS AND COLLECTION OF DATA  

11. Populations and Samples

12. Measurement and Collection of Data

13. Data Collection Methods

 

PART V           DATA ANALYSIS  

14. Descriptive Statistics

15. Inferential Statistics.

16. Presentation and Discussion of Study Findings

 

PART VI         RESEARCH FINDINGS AND NURSING PRACTICE 

17. Communication and Utilization of Nursing Research

18. Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

19. Nursing Research and Health Care Economics

20. Critique of Research Reports

 

Appendix A. Answers to Self-tests.

Appendix B. Critique Questions for Specific Research Article

Appendix C. Sample Consent Form

 

Glossary

Index

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