The Practice of Nursing Research - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

The Practice of Nursing Research - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 7th Edition


Learn how to properly evaluate and use existing research data and how to conduct your own original research. This authoritative text gives provides a comprehensive foundation for appraisal, synthesis, and generation of research evidence for clinical nursing practice. This new edition also features enhanced coverage of the research methods most applicable to evidence-based practice (outcomes research, intervention research, and translational research), along with a significant increase in the coverage of qualitative research methodologies.

    • Comprehensive coverage of nursing research organizes content into five units: Introduction to Nursing Research, Nursing Research Processes, Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Strategies for Analyzing Research and Building an Evidence-Based Practice, and Writing Proposals and Obtaining Funding.

    • Rich and frequent examples from the literature demonstrate the importance and immediacy of research in nursing practice and bring principles to life through the context of actual published studies.
    • Strong coverage of quantitative and other clinically-applicable research methodologies gives you a solid grounding to conduct, appraise, and apply research evidence to the realities of clinical practice in today’s healthcare environment.
      • NEW! Enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice equips you to generate research evidence and to appraise and synthesize existing research for application to clinical practice. Using the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program criteria as a point of focus, this book prepares you for today’s emphasis on evidence-based practice in the clinical setting.

      • NEW! Expanded emphasis on qualitative research addresses phenomenological research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, exploratory-descriptive research, and historical research to support the development of nursing.

      • NEW! Updated coverage of digital data collection guides you through use of the internet for research and addresses the unique considerations surrounding digital data collection methods.
      • NEW! Pageburst ebook study guide gives you the opportunity to fully master and apply the text content in a convenient electronic format with integrated interactive review questions.

      Unit One. Introduction to Nursing Research

      1. Discovering the World of Nursing Research

      2. Evolution of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

      3. Introduction to Quantitative Research

      4. Introduction to Qualitative Research

      Unit Two. The Research Process

      5. Research Problem and Purpose

      6. Review of Relevant Literature

      7. Frameworks

      8. Objectives, Questions, Hypotheses, and Study Variables

      9. Ethics in Research

      10. Understanding Quantitative Research Design

      11. Selecting a Quantitative Research Design

      12. Qualitative Research Methodology

      13. Outcomes Research

      14. Intervention-Based Research

      15. Sampling

      16. Measurement Concepts

      17. Measurement Methods Used in Developing Evidence for Practice

      Unit Three. Putting It All Together for Evidence-Based Health Care

      18. Critical Appraisal of Nursing Studies

      19. Evidence Synthesis and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice

      Unit Four: Analyzing Data, Determining Outcomes, and Disseminating Research

       20. Collecting and Managing Data

      21. Introduction to Statistical Analysis

      22. Using Statistics to Describe Variables

      23. Using Statistics to Examine Relationships

      24. Using Statistics to Predict

      25. Using Statistics to Determine Differences

      26. Interpreting Research Outcomes

      27. Disseminating Research Findings

      Unit Five. Proposing and Seeking Funding for Research

      28. Writing Research Proposals

      29. Seeking Funding for Research

      Appendices Glossary

      Jennifer R. Gray, PhD, RN, FAAN, George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor, College of Nursing; Associate Dean and Chair, Department of MSN Administration, Education, and PhD Programs, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, Susan K. Grove, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, Professor, College of Nursing, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas; Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice, Grand Prairie, Texas and Nancy Burns, PhD, RN, FCN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas; Faith Community Nurse, St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Burleson, Texas


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