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Susan L. Norwood is a professor in the Department of Nursing at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She has been a nurse educator for 23 years and also serves as the research consultant for Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University, her certificate as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Washington, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University. She has taught a wide variety of courses to both undergraduate and graduate students, has published in a variety of nursing journals, and has previously published graduate-level textbooks on nursing research and nursing consultation. She lives in Spokane with her dog Iris and her cat Bella. Her hobbies include knitting, gardening, and learning to play the mountain dulcimer.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1 NURSING RESEARCH: AN OVERVIEW
Chapter 1 Research and Contemporary Nursing 2
Chapter 2 The Research Process: An Overview 23
Chapter 3 Ways of Knowing for Nursing Research 44
Chapter 4 Ethical Considerations in Nursing Research 65
SECTION 2 UNDERSTANDING NURSING RESEARCH
Chapter 5 Study Foundations: The Research Problem, Purpose, “Sub-Problems”, and Variables 98
Chapter 6 Study Backgrounds and Literature Reviews 125
Chapter 7 Frameworks for Nursing Research 163
Chapter 8 Research Designs 184
Chapter 9 Research Samples 218
Chapter 10 Principles of Measurement 249
Chapter 11 Data Collection Strategies 272
Chapter 12 Data Analysis in Quantitative Research 304
Chapter 13 Data Analysis and Qualitative Research 340
SECTION 3 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Chapter 14 The Research Critique Process 360
Chapter 15 Conducting Research in Practice Settings 382
Chapter 16 Communicating Research Findings 406
Chapter 17 Using Research Findings in Practice Settings 426
Chapter 18 Nursing Research and Nursing Practice 445