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Study Guide for Essentials of Nursing Research, 8e augments the text and provides students with exercises for each text chapter that furthers their understanding and application of the text content. Critiquing opportunities abound in the Study Guide which includes eight full-length studies in their entirety representing a range of research types.

Application Exercises are based on these studies and guide students in reading, understanding, and critiquing the studies. In addition, there are activities to support the learning of fundamental research terms and principles including fill in the blanks, matching exercises, and Study questions.

Author Biography

Denise F. Polit, PhD, FAAN President, Humanalysis, Inc., Saratoga Springs, NY   and Professor, Griffith University School of Nursing, Brisbane, Australia Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut Storrs, CT

Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview of Nursing Research and Its Role in Evidence-Based Practice 1.                   Introduction to Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Environment 2.                   Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 3.                   Key Concepts and Steps in Qualitative and Quantitative Research 4.                   Reading and Critiquing Research Articles 5.                   Ethics in Research Part 2: Preliminary Steps in Research 6.                   Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypotheses 7.                   Finding and Reviewing Research Evidence in the Literature 8.                   Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks Part 3: Quantitative Research 9.                   Quantitative Research Design 10.               Sampling and Data Collection in Quantitative Studies 11.               Measurement and Data Quality 12.               Statistical Analysis of Quantitative Data 13.               Rigor and Interpretation in Quantitative Research Part 4: Qualitative Research 14.               Qualitative Designs and Approaches 15.               Sampling and Data Collection in Qualitative Studies 16.               Analysis of Qualitative Data 17.               Trustworthiness and Integrity in Qualitative Research Part 5: Special Topics in Research 18.               Mixed Methods and Other Special Types of Research 19.               Systematic Reviews: Meta-Analysis and Metasynthesis     Appendix A: Weinert, et al, Computer Intervention Impact on Psychosocial Adaptation of Rural Women With Chronic Conditions Appendix B: Cricco-Lizza, Rooting for the Breast: Breastfeeding Promotion in the NICU Appendix C: Yackel et al, A Nurse-Facilitated Depression Screening Program in an Army Primary Care Clinic: An Evidence-Based Project Appendix D: Jurgens et al, Why Do Elders Delay Responding to Heart Failure Symptoms? Appendix E: Byrne et al, Care Transition Experiences of Spousal Caregivers: From a Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit to Home   Appendix F: Cummings, Sharing a Traumatic Event: The Experience of the Listener and the Storyteller Within the Dyad Appendix G: Nam et al, Effect of Culturally Tailored Diabetes Education in Ethnic Minorities With Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis Appendix H: Beck, A Metaethnography of Traumatic Childbirth and its Aftermath: Amplifying Causal Looping  Answer Key

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