Nursing Research in Canada - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781926648545, 9781771720236

Nursing Research in Canada

3rd Edition

Methods, Critical Appraisal, and Utilization

Authors: Geri LoBiondo-Wood Judith Haber Cherylyn Cameron Mina Singh
Print ISBN: 9781926648545
eBook ISBN: 9781771720236
Imprint: Mosby 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.

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



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About the Author

Geri LoBiondo-Wood

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Director of PhD Nursing Program, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Nursing Systems and Technology, Houston, Texas

Judith Haber

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, School of Health, Justice, and Human Services, Bow Valley College, Alberta

Mina Singh

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada