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This textbook explicitly links understanding of nursing research with evidence-based practice, and focuses on how to read, critique, and utilize research reports. Organized around questions students have when reading reports--how the conclusions were reached, what types of patients the conclusions apply to, how the study was done, and why it was done that way--the text explains the steps of the research process to answer these questions.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Evidence-Based Nursing: Using Research in Practice Introduction Role of Research in the Evolution of Nursing as a Profession Nursing History of Research Questions for Patient Care Where to Find Evidence for Practice Developing Clinical Questions for Real-World Practice Published Abstract: What Would You Conclude? Systematic Reviews in Evidence-Based Nursing Summary CHAPTER 2 The Research Process: Components and Language of Research Reports Introduction The Language of Research Components of Published Research Reports Research Process and the Nursing Process Research and Nursing Care: Practice Based Evidence Research Reports and the Research Process Summary of the Research Process Contrasted to the Research Report Published Report: What Did You Conclude? Summary CHAPTER 3 Discussion and Conclusions The End of a Research Report-Discussions and Conclusions Discussions Conclusions Common Errors in Research Reports Published Reports: What Would You Conclude? CHAPTER 4 Descriptive Results Differentiating Description From Inference Understanding the Language of Results Sections Connecting Results That Describe to Conclusions Common Errors in the Reports of Descriptive Results Critically Reading Results Sections of Research Reports Published Report: What Would You Conclude? CHAPTER 5 Inferential Results The Purpose of Inferential Statistics Probability and Significance Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics Bivariate and Multivariate Tests Hypothesis Testing In-Class Study Data Connecting Inferential Statistical Results to Conclusions Common Errors in Results Sections Critically Reading the Results Section of a Report for Use in Evidence-Based Nursing Practice - Revisited Published Report: What Would You Conclude? CHAPTER 6 Samples Samples Versus Populations Sampling in Qualitative Research Sampling in Quantitative Research Differences in Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling Problems With the Sampling Process Problems With Sampling Outcomes Common Errors in Reports of Samples Connecting Sampling to the Study Results and Conclusions Critically Reading the Sample Section of Research Reports for Use in Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Published Reports: Would You Change Your Practice? CHAPTER 7 Ethics: What Can Go Wrong? Which Nursing Actions Are Research and Require Special Ethical Consideration? Informed Consent Critically Reading Reports of Sampling and Recognizing Common Errors Published Report: What Do They Say About Consent and the Sampling Process? CHAPTER 8 Data Collection Methods Revisiting Study Variables Methods for Constructing the Meaning of Variables in Qualitative Research Errors in Data Collection in Qualitative Research Methods to Measure Variables in Quantitative Research Errors in Data Collection in Quantitative Research Common Errors in Written Reports of Data Collection Methods Critically Reading Methods Sections of Research Reports Connecting Data Collection Methods to Sampling, Results, and Discussion/Conclusion Published Reports: Would You Use These Studies in Clinical Practice? TABLE OF CONTENTS ABRIDGED TO FIT