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Understanding Nursing Research - Elsevier Ebook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 6th Edition


As the bestselling nursing research text, Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice, 6th Edition offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. It is known for its authoritative content, time-tested systematic approach, and unique research example format — newly redesigned for the sixth edition to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing.

"This would be excellent for student nurses, nurses new to research or any nurse with an interest in research." Reviewed by: Helen Reeves, St Giles Walsall Hospice on behalf of Nursing Times, December 2015

  • Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field.
  • Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections.
  • A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice.
  • An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence.
  • Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology.
  • Two different appraisal processes are included:
    • A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research.
    • A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice.
  • Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.
  1. Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

  2.  Introduction to the Quantitative Research Process

  3.  Introduction to the Qualitative Research Process 

  4.  Examining Ethics in Research 

  5.  Research Problems, Purposes, and Hypotheses

  6.  Understanding the Literature Review in Published Studies

  7. Understanding Theory and Research Frameworks

  8. Clarifying Quantitative Research Designs

  9. Examining Populations and Samples in Research

  10. Clarifying Measurement and Data Collection in Quantitative Research

  11. Understanding Statistics in Research 

  12.  Critical Appraisal of Quantitative and Qualitative Research for Nursing Practice

  13. Building an Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

  14. Introduction to Outcomes Research

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, 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 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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