Nursing Research : Principles and Methods

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1995-01-01
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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The Sixth Edition of this classic text maintains its place as the "Gold Standard" of nursing research. Nationally and internationally known, respected and used, the text provides readers with the skills they need to design and implement a research investigation and critically evaluate published research reports. Now completely revised and updated to reflect the latest trends in quantitative and qualitative research, this essential guide offers a focused, "how-to" approach. New in this edition: expanded discussion of qualitative approaches; demonstration of qualitative and quantitative approaches working together; charts and tables offer description of qualitative approaches; stronger emphasis on the "hands-on, how-to" methodology; more in-depth examination of reasearch difference; research more powerful research utilization.

Table of Contents

Nursing Research and the Scientific Approachp. 3
Overview of the Research Processp. 21
Research Problems and Hypothesesp. 43
The Knowledge Context: Literature Reviewsp. 69
Conceptual and Theoretical Contextsp. 95
The Ethical Context of Nursing Researchp. 117
Selecting a Research Designp. 139
Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Nonexperimental Designsp. 157
Additional Types of Researchp. 187
Research Controlp. 209
Sampling Designsp. 229
Designing and Implementing a Data Collection Planp. 253
Self Reportsp. 271
Observational Methodsp. 301
Biophysiologic and Other Data Collection Methodsp. 323
Assessing Data Qualityp. 343
Quantitative Analysis: Descriptive Statisticsp. 371
Inferential Statisticsp. 401
Advanced Statistical Proceduresp. 431
Computers and Scientific Researchp. 471
Designing and Implementing an Analysis Strategyp. 495
The Analysis of Qualitative Datap. 517
Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Analysisp. 539
Writing a Research Reportp. 557
Evaluating Research Reportsp. 575
Utilization of Nursing Researchp. 591
Writing a Research Proposalp. 613
Glossaryp. 635
Appendix A Human Subjects Protocolp. 657
Appendix B Statistical Tablesp. 661
Indexp. 669
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