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Thoroughly revised to emphasize the link between research and evidence-based practice, this Eighth Edition presents methods and tools for generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. This edition offers more guidance on evaluating and critiquing research evidence. Other revisions include more in-depth coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research and a new chapter on developing and testing new instruments. The ancillary student resource guide is now fully revised to meet emerging graduate course needs. New features include an expanded "toolkit," application exercises, samples of systematic reviews, and full critiques of two of the eight studies in the text.
Table of Contents
|Foundations of nursing research and evidence-based practice||p. 1|
|Introduction to nursing research in an evidence-based practice environment||p. 3|
|Translating research evidence into nursing practice : evidence-based nursing||p. 28|
|Generating evidence : key concepts and steps in qualitative and quantitative research||p. 55|
|Conceptualizing a study to generate evidence for nursing||p. 80|
|Conceptualizing research problems, research questions, and hypotheses||p. 81|
|Finding and critiquing evidence : research literature reviews||p. 105|
|Developing a theoretical or conceptual context||p. 139|
|Generating research evidence ethically||p. 167|
|Designing a study to generate evidence for nursing||p. 193|
|Planning a nursing study||p. 195|
|Developing an approach for a qualitative study||p. 219|
|Designing quantitative studies||p. 248|
|Enhancing rigor in quantitative research||p. 286|
|Undertaking research for specific purposes||p. 309|
|Developing a sampling plan||p. 337|
|Collecting research data||p. 365|
|Designing and implementing a data collection plan||p. 367|
|Collecting unstructured data||p. 392|
|Collecting structured data||p. 414|
|Assessing measurement quality in quantitative studies||p. 449|
|Developing and testing self-report scales||p. 474|
|Analyzing and interpreting research data||p. 506|
|Analyzing qualitative data||p. 507|
|Enhancing quality and integrity in qualitative research||p. 536|
|Describing data through statistics||p. 556|
|Using inferential statistics to test hypotheses||p. 583|
|Using multivariate statistics to analyze complex relationships||p. 614|
|Designing a quantitative analysis strategy : from data collection to interpretation||p. 642|
|Building an evidence base for nursing practice||p. 664|
|Integrating research evidence : meta-analysis and metasynthesis||p. 665|
|Disseminating evidence : reporting research findings||p. 691|
|Writing proposals to generate evidence||p. 712|
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