9781455707362

The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence

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    9781455707362

  • ISBN10:

    1455707368

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2012
  • Publisher: SAUNDERS W B CO

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Summary

Learn how to properly evaluate and use existing research data and how to conduct your own original research. Using the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program criteria as a focus, this authoritative text gives provides a comprehensive foundation for appraisal, synthesis, and generation of research evidence for clinical nursing practice. This new edition also features enhanced coverage of the research methods most applicable to evidence-based practice (outcomes research, intervention research, and translational research), along with a significant increase in the coverage of qualitative research methodologies. Comprehensive coverage of nursing research organizes content into five units: Introduction to Nursing Research, Nursing Research Processes, Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Strategies for Analyzing Research and Building an Evidence-Based Practice, and Writing Proposals and Obtaining Funding. Rich and frequent examples from the literature demonstrate the importance and immediacy of research in nursing practice and bring principles to life through the context of actual published studies. Strong coverage of quantitative and other clinically-applicable research methodologies gives you a solid grounding to conduct, appraise, and apply research evidence to the realities of clinical practice in today's healthcare environment. NEW! Enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice equips you to generate research evidence and to appraise and synthesize existing research for application to clinical practice. Using the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program criteria as a point of focus, this book prepares you for today's emphasis on evidence-based practice in the clinical setting. NEW! Expanded emphasis on qualitative research addresses phenomenological research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, exploratory-descriptive research, and historical research to support the development of nursing. NEW! Updated coverage of digital data collection guides you through use of the internet for research and addresses the unique considerations surrounding digital data collection methods. NEW! Pageburst ebook study guide gives you the opportunity to fully master and apply the text content in a convenient electronic format with integrated interactive review questions.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Nursing Research
Discovering the World of Nursing Research
Evolution of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Introduction to Quantitative Research
Introduction to Qualitative Research
The Research Process
Research Problem and Purpose
Review of Relevant Literature
Frameworks
Objectives, Questions, Hypotheses, and Study Variables
Ethics in Research
Understanding Quantitative Research Design
Selecting a Quantitative Research Design
Qualitative Research Methodology
Outcomes Research
Intervention-Based Research
Sampling
Measurement Concepts
Measurement Methods Used in Developing Evidence for Practice
Putting It All Together for Evidence-Based Health Care
Critical Appraisal of Nursing Studies
Evidence Synthesis and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice
Analyzing Data, Determining Outcomes, and Disseminating Research
Collecting and Managing Data
Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Using Statistics to Describe Variables
Using Statistics to Examine Relationships
Using Statistics to Predict
Using Statistics to Determine Differences
Interpreting Research Outcomes
Disseminating Research Findings
Proposing and Seeking Funding for Research
Writing Research Proposals
Seeking Funding for Research
Appendices
Glossary
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