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Qualitative Research in Nursing : Advancing the Humanistic Imperative,9780781763134

Qualitative Research in Nursing : Advancing the Humanistic Imperative

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The thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition of this popular and informative text provides all the information you need to understand and implement today's successful qualitative research methods in the world of contemporary nursing.

Table of Contents

Philosophy and Theory: Foundations of Qualitative Researchp. 1
Philosophic Underpinnings of Qualitative Researchp. 3
Ways of Knowingp. 4
Ways of Knowing in Nursingp. 5
Meaning of Sciencep. 8
Relationship of Theory to Researchp. 10
Grounding Research in the Realities of Nursingp. 13
Summaryp. 15
Referencesp. 15
The Conduct of Qualitative Research: Common Essential Elementsp. 19
Initiating the Study: Choosing a Qualitative Approachp. 20
Summaryp. 31
Referencesp. 32
Designing Data Generation and Management Strategiesp. 35
Generating Datap. 35
Managing Datap. 43
Performing Data Analysisp. 46
Demonstrating Trustworthinessp. 48
Presenting the Datap. 50
Summaryp. 52
Referencesp. 53
Ethical Considerations in Qualitative Researchp. 57
Historical Backgroundp. 59
Codes of Ethicsp. 61
Ethical Issues Specific to Qualitative Research Designp. 62
Informed Consentp. 62
Sensitive Issues Arising in the Conduct of Qualitative Researchp. 67
Gathering, Interpreting, and Reporting Qualitative Datap. 69
Human Subjects and Internet Researchp. 70
Summaryp. 70
Referencesp. 71
Phenomenology as Methodp. 75
Phenomenology Definedp. 76
Phenomenological Rootsp. 78
Fundamental Characteristics of the Phenomenological Methodp. 81
Interpretive Nursing Research and Hermeneutic Philosophyp. 88
Selection of Phenomenology as Methodp. 91
Elements and Interpretations of the Methodp. 93
Summaryp. 98
Referencesp. 99
Phenomenology in Practice, Education, and Administrationp. 103
Application to Practicep. 105
Application to Educationp. 113
Application to Administrationp. 114
Summaryp. 116
Referencesp. 117
Research Article: Understanding and Responding to Patients' Requests for Assistance in Dyingp. 118
Grounded Theory as Methodp. 133
Grounded Theory Rootsp. 134
Fundamental Characteristics of Grounded Theory Methodp. 136
Grounded Theory as a Methodp. 138
Elements and Interpretation of the Methodp. 139
Evaluation of Grounded Theoriesp. 148
Summaryp. 149
Referencesp. 149
Grounded Theory in Practice, Education, and Administrationp. 153
Critique Guidelinesp. 153
Application to Practicep. 165
Application to Educationp. 167
Application to Administrationp. 169
Summaryp. 171
Referencesp. 171
Research Article: Family Surrogate Decision Making at the End of Life: Seeing Them Through With Care and Respectp. 173
Ethnography as Methodp. 195
Ethnography Definedp. 196
Ethnography Rootsp. 198
Fundamental Characteristics of Ethnographyp. 199
Selection of Ethnography as Methodp. 202
Elements and Interpretations of the Methodp. 205
Selecting Ethnographyp. 207
Performing Data Analysisp. 219
Ethical Considerationsp. 221
Summaryp. 223
Referencesp. 224
Ethnography in Practice, Education, and Administrationp. 227
Application to Practicep. 227
Application to Educationp. 233
Application to Administrationp. 236
Summaryp. 238
Referencesp. 238
Research Article: Characteristics of African American Women Caregivers of Children With Asthmap. 240
Historical Research Methodp. 251
Historical Research Definedp. 252
Historical Research Traditionsp. 255
Fundamental Characteristics of Historical Researchp. 256
Selection of Historical Research as Methodp. 256
Data Generationp. 258
Data Treatmentp. 263
Data Analysisp. 266
Ethical Considerationsp. 268
Interpretation of Findingsp. 268
Summaryp. 270
Referencesp. 270
Historical Research in Practice, Education, and Administrationp. 273
Critique Guidelinesp. 275
Application to Practicep. 283
Application to Educationp. 288
Application to Administrationp. 294
Summaryp. 298
Referencesp. 299
Research Article: "A Necessity in the Nursing World": The Chicago Nurses Professional Registry, 1913-1950p. 301
Action Research Methodp. 327
Action Research Definedp. 328
Action Research Rootsp. 331
Fundamental Characteristics of the Methodp. 332
Selection of Action Research as Methodp. 334
Elements and Interpretations of the Methodp. 336
Summaryp. 343
Referencesp. 345
Action Research in Practice, Education, and Administrationp. 349
Application to Practicep. 355
Application to Educationp. 357
Application to Administrationp. 359
Summaryp. 362
Referencesp. 362
Research Article: Developing a Nursing Management Degree Programme to Meet the Needs of Irish Nurse Managersp. 364
Triangulation as a Qualitative Research Strategyp. 379
Choosing Triangulation as a Research Strategyp. 380
Types of Triangulationp. 381
Summaryp. 389
Referencesp. 390
Writing a Qualitative Research Proposalp. 393
Selecting an Area of Researchp. 393
General Considerationsp. 395
Elements of the Research Proposalp. 396
Summaryp. 400
Referencesp. 401
Funded Grant Proposal: Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCAT) Nurses' Deployed Experiencesp. 402
Critique of Funded Grantp. 428
A Practical Guide for Sharing Qualitative Research Resultsp. 441
Publication Preparationp. 441
Conference Presentationp. 446
Grant Writingp. 449
Summaryp. 455
Referencesp. 455
Glossaryp. 457
Indexp. 461
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