Nursing Research in Canada

Methods, Critical Appraisal, and Utilization

By

  • Geri LoBiondo-Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Director of PhD Nursing Program, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Nursing Systems and Technology, Houston, Texas
  • Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, The Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, New York
  • Cherylyn Cameron, RN, PhD, Dean, School of Health, Justice, and Human Services, Bow Valley College, Alberta
  • Mina Singh, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The third edition of Nursing Research in Canada provides a comprehensive introduction to research concepts and methods. Easy to understand and set entirely within a Canadian context, this new edition examines the various roles of research in nursing, application and analysis, and coverage of evidence-informed practice. The companion study guide allows students to further practice and hone the critiquing skills discussed in the textbook.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-1-926648-99-6


Table of Contents

Part 1: Research Overview

Research Vignette: How Nurses Use and Respond to Research (Barbara Paterson)

1. The Role of Research in Nursing

2. Theoretical Framework

3. Critical Reading Strategies: Overview of the Research Process

4. Developing Research Questions, Hypotheses, and Clinical Questions

5. Finding and Appraising the Literature

6. Legal and Ethical Issues

Part 2: Qualitative Research

NEW! Research Vignette: Creating Qualitatively Derived Knowledge for a Practice Discipline (Sally Thorne)

7. Introduction to Qualitative Research

8. Qualitative Approaches to Research

Part 3: Quantitative Research

Research Vignette: Tackling the Prevention of Falls Among Older Adults (Nancy C. Edwards)

9. Introduction to Quantitative Research

10. Experimental and Quasiexperimental Designs

11. Non-experimental Designs

Part 4: Processes Related to Research

Research Vignette: Developing and Implementing a Framework for IPE in Health Sciences Education: Can Nursing Contribute? (Julie Gaudet)

12. Sampling

13. Data Collection Methods

14. Rigour in Research

15. Qualitative Data Analysis

16. Quantitative Data Analysis

17. Presenting the Findings

Part 5: Critiquing Research

Research Vignette: Evolution in a Program of Research focusing on Family Violence, Caregiving and Women’s Health (Judith Wuest)

18. Critiquing Qualitative Research

19. Critiquing Quantitative Research

Part 6: Application of Research: Evidence-Informed Practice

Research Vignette: Nursing Best Practice (Barbara Davies)

20. Developing an Evidence-Informed Practice