Nursing Research

Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice

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

With an emphasis on how nursing research is appraised and applied, Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice, 8th Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to the nursing research concepts and methods essential to today’s evidence-based healthcare environment. Coverage includes clear guidelines for evaluating research and applying scientific evidence to practice, qualitative and quantitative research, appraising and critiquing research, critical thinking, and clinical decision making using research information.

The American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards recognized the 8th edition with a first-place award in the Nursing Research category.

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Book information

  • Published: September 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-10086-1


Table of Contents

PART I. OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Research Vignette: Improving Supportive Care for Cancer Patients and Their Families

  1. Integrating Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Quality Improvement Processes
  2. Research Questions, Hypotheses, and Clinical Questions
  3. Gathering and Appraising the Literature
  4. Theoretical Frameworks for Research New!
  5. PART II. PROCESSES AND EVIDENCE RELATED TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

    Research Vignette: Program of Research on Substance Use Disorders

  6. Introduction to Qualitative Research
  7. Qualitative Approaches to Research
  8. Appraising Qualitative Research
  9. PART III. PROCESSES AND EVIDENCE RELATED TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

    Research Vignette: From Pressure Ulcer Prediction to Preventive Interventions

  10. Introduction to Quantitative Research
  11. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs
  12. Nonexperimental Designs
  13. Systematic Reviews and Clinical Practice Guidelines New!
  14. Sampling
  15. Legal and Ethical Issues
  16. Data Collection Methods
  17. Reliability and Validity
  18. Data Analysis: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  19. Understanding Research Findings
  20. Appraising Quantitative Research
  21. PART IV. APPLICATION OF RESEARCH: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

    Research Vignette: Incorporating Information and Communication Technology Tools for HIV into Practice

  22. Strategies and Tools for Developing an Evidence-Based Practice
  23. Developing an Evidence-Based Practice
  24. Quality Improvement New!

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