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Relevant Terms are identified to help students become more familiar with the terms necessary to learn the chapter content.
Key Ideas sections identify information in the chapter that are especially important for students to note. The fill-in-the-blank questions identify important content that students might have missed in their first reading of the chapter.
Making Connections exercises identify important ideas critical to comprehending and synthesizing content.
Puzzles have been designed to help students have fun while learning.
Exercises in Critical Appraisal are provided to give students experience in critically appraising published studies. Questions refer to Appendix A of the study guide, which includes three published studies.
Going Beyond sections provide suggestions for further study. Students can use these exercises to test their new knowledge.
Answers to Study Guide Exercises are available at the end of each chapter.
NEW! Updated to reflect the enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice in The Practice of Nursing Research, 7th Edition. Equips students both to generate research evidence and also to appraise and synthesize existing evidence for application to practice.
Three NEW! published studies are included for critical appraisal.
NEW! Pageburst e-book format gives students the opportunity to fully master the content in a convenient electronic format.
Unit One. Introduction to Nursing Research
Chapter 1 Discovering the World of Nursing Research
Chapter 2 Evolution of Research in Building Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
Chapter 3 Introduction to Quantitative Research
Chapter 4 Introduction to Qualitative Research
Unit Two. The Research Process
Chapter 5 Research Problem and Purpose
Chapter 6 Review of Relevant Literature
Chapter 7 Frameworks
Chapter 8 Objectives, Questions, Hypotheses, and Study Variables
Chapter 9 Ethics in Research
Chapter 10 Understanding Quantitative Research Design
Chapter 11 Selecting a Quantitative Research Design
Chapter 12 Qualitative Research Methodology
Chapter 13 Outcomes Research
Chapter 14 Intervention-Based Research
Chapter 15 Sampling
Chapter 16 Measurement Concepts
Chapter 17 Measurement Methods Used in Developing Evidence-Based Practice
Unit Three. Putting it all Together for Evidence-Based Health Care
Chapter 18 Critical Appraisal of Nursing Studies
Chapter 19 Evidence Synthesis and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice
Unit Four. Analyzing Data, Determining Outcomes, and Disseminating Research
Chapter 20 Collecting and Managing Data
Chapter 21 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Chapter 22 Using Statistics to Describe Variables
Chapter 23 Using Statistics to Examine Relationships
Chapter 24 Using Statistics to Predict
Chapter 25 Using Statistics to Determine Differences
Chapter 26 Interpreting Research Outcomes
Chapter 27 Disseminating Research Findings
Unit Five. Proposing and Seeking Funding for Research
Chapter 28 Writing Research Proposals
Chapter 29 Seeking Funding for Research