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Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice.

Paperback, 592 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0750-2


    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


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