Student Resource Manual with Toolkit to Accompany Nursing Research

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-12
  • Publisher: LWW
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This Resource Manual with its accompanying "Toolkit" CD-ROM is a study guide that provides abundant research tools unlike any on the market! The Resource Manual provides exercises corresponding to each chapter from Polit and Beck's Nursing Research, with a focus on critiquing actual studies. Students will find such comprehensive assets as 11 complete research reports covering a range of nursing research endeavors; full critiques of two systematic reviews providing models for a comprehensive research critique; and a never-before-published funded NINR grant application. The free accompanying Toolkit CD-ROM offers dozens of resources for conducting research that can be downloaded and used directly or adapted. The resources reflect best-practice research material, most of which has been pre-tested and refined in the authors' own research, including such tools as: templates for wording research questions; informed consent forms; a confidentiality pledge for research staff; literature review protocols; content validity forms; and much, much more.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practicep. 1
Introduction to Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Environmentp. 2
Translating Research Evidence Into Nursing Practice: Evidence-Based Nursingp. 7
Generating Evidence: Key Concepts and Steps in Qualitative and Quantitative Researchp. 12
Conceptualizing a Study to Generate Evidence for Nursingp. 19
Conceptualizing Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypothesesp. 20
Finding and Critiquing Evidence: Research Literature Reviewsp. 25
Developing a Theoretical or Conceptual Contextp. 31
Generating Research Evidence Ethicallyp. 36
Designing a Study to Generate Evidence for Nursingp. 43
Planning a Nursing Studyp. 44
Developing an Approach for a Qualitative Studyp. 49
Designing Quantitative Studiesp. 55
Enhancing Rigor in Quantitative Researchp. 60
Undertaking Research for Specific Purposesp. 66
Developing a Sampling Planp. 72
Collecting Research Datap. 77
Designing and Implementing a Data Collection Planp. 78
Collecting Unstructured Datap. 84
Collecting Structured Datap. 89
Assessing Measurement Quality in Quantitative Studiesp. 97
Developing and Testing Self-Report Scalesp. 102
Analyzing and Interpreting Research Datap. 107
Analyzing Qualitative Datap. 108
Enhancing Quality and Integrity in Qualitative Researchp. 115
Describing Data Through Statisticsp. 120
Using Inferential Statistics to Test Hypothesesp. 127
Using Multivariate Statistics to Analyze Complex Relationshipsp. 135
Designing a Quantitative Analysis Strategy: From Data Collection to Interpretationp. 141
Building an Evidence Base for Nursing Practicep. 147
Integrating Research Evidence: Meta-Analysis and Metasynthesisp. 148
Disseminating Evidence: Reporting Research Findingsp. 155
Writing Proposals to Generate Evidencep. 159
Research Reportsp. 165
Grant Applicationp. 304
Answers to Selected Resource Manual Exercisesp. 345
Answers to Crossword Puzzlesp. 374
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