Key Features

  • Balanced coverage acquaints you with the processes behind research and evidence-based practice.
  • Distinct coverage of qualitative and quantitative research approaches are presented in separate parts of the book to avoid the confusion that often results when the two are interwoven.
  • Complete, high-quality research examples, including three sample critiques, demonstrate how to apply the principles outlined in the text to published quantitative and qualitative research studies.
  • Research Vignettes help bridge the gaps among clinical research, academia, and clinical practice.
  • All-star cast of contributors represents a widely respected team of experts in nursing research and evidence-based practice.
  • Each chapter contains a variety of popular learning aids, including Key Terms, Learning Outcomes, Helpful Hints, Evidence-Based Practice Tips, Appraising the Evidence, Critiquing Criteria, Critique of a Research Study, Critical Thinking Decision Paths, Critical Thinking Challenges, and Key Points.
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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

Details

No. of pages:
616
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323100861
Electronic ISBN:
9780323100922
Electronic ISBN:
9780323293655
Electronic ISBN:
9780323186957

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