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Nursing Research

Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice

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.

Paperback, 616 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10086-1

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!

    APPENDICES

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