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The Sixth Edition of this classic text maintains its place as the "Gold Standard" of nursing research. Nationally and internationally known, respected and used, the text provides readers with the skills they need to design and implement a research investigation and critically evaluate published research reports. Now completely revised and updated to reflect the latest trends in quantitative and qualitative research, this essential guide offers a focused, "how-to" approach. New in this edition: expanded discussion of qualitative approaches; demonstration of qualitative and quantitative approaches working together; charts and tables offer description of qualitative approaches; stronger emphasis on the "hands-on, how-to" methodology; more in-depth examination of reasearch difference; research more powerful research utilization.
Table of Contents
|Nursing Research and the Scientific Approach||p. 3|
|Overview of the Research Process||p. 21|
|Research Problems and Hypotheses||p. 43|
|The Knowledge Context: Literature Reviews||p. 69|
|Conceptual and Theoretical Contexts||p. 95|
|The Ethical Context of Nursing Research||p. 117|
|Selecting a Research Design||p. 139|
|Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Nonexperimental Designs||p. 157|
|Additional Types of Research||p. 187|
|Research Control||p. 209|
|Sampling Designs||p. 229|
|Designing and Implementing a Data Collection Plan||p. 253|
|Self Reports||p. 271|
|Observational Methods||p. 301|
|Biophysiologic and Other Data Collection Methods||p. 323|
|Assessing Data Quality||p. 343|
|Quantitative Analysis: Descriptive Statistics||p. 371|
|Inferential Statistics||p. 401|
|Advanced Statistical Procedures||p. 431|
|Computers and Scientific Research||p. 471|
|Designing and Implementing an Analysis Strategy||p. 495|
|The Analysis of Qualitative Data||p. 517|
|Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis||p. 539|
|Writing a Research Report||p. 557|
|Evaluating Research Reports||p. 575|
|Utilization of Nursing Research||p. 591|
|Writing a Research Proposal||p. 613|
|Appendix A Human Subjects Protocol||p. 657|
|Appendix B Statistical Tables||p. 661|
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