Study Guide for The Practice of Nursing Research - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9781455746989

Study Guide for The Practice of Nursing Research - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

7th Edition

Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence

Authors: Susan Grove Nancy Burns Jennifer Gray Deborah Behan Judy Duvall
eBook ISBN: 9781455746989
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 20th August 2012
Page Count: 310

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Key Features

Relevant Terms are identified to help students become more familiar with the terms necessary to learn the chapter content.

Key Ideas sections identify information in the chapter that are especially important for students to note. The fill-in-the-blank questions identify important content that students might have missed in their first reading of the chapter.

Making Connections exercises identify important ideas critical to comprehending and synthesizing content.

Puzzles have been designed to help students have fun while learning.

Exercises in Critical Appraisal are provided to give students experience in critically appraising published studies. Questions refer to Appendix A of the study guide, which includes three published studies.

Going Beyond sections provide suggestions for further study. Students can use these exercises to test their new knowledge.

Answers to Study Guide Exercises are available at the end of each chapter.

Table of Contents

Unit One. Introduction to Nursing Research

Chapter 1 Discovering the World of Nursing Research

Chapter 2 Evolution of Research in Building Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Chapter 3 Introduction to Quantitative Research

Chapter 4 Introduction to Qualitative Research

Unit Two. The Research Process

Chapter 5 Research Problem and Purpose

Chapter 6 Review of Relevant Literature

Chapter 7 Frameworks

Chapter 8 Objectives, Questions, Hypotheses, and Study Variables

Chapter 9 Ethics in Research

Chapter 10 Understanding Quantitative Research Design

Chapter 11 Selecting a Quantitative Research Design

Chapter 12 Qualitative Research Methodology

Chapter 13 Outcomes Research

Chapter 14 Intervention-Based Research

Chapter 15 Sampling

Chapter 16 Measurement Concepts

Chapter 17 Measurement Methods Used in Developing Evidence-Based Practice

Unit Three. Putting it all Together for Evidence-Based Health Care

Chapter 18 Critical Appraisal of Nursing Studies

Chapter 19 Evidence Synthesis and Strategies for Evidence-Based Practice

Unit Four. Analyzing Data, Determining Outcomes, and Disseminating Research

Chapter 20 Collecting and Managing Data

Chapter 21 Introduction to Statistical Analysis

Chapter 22 Using Statistics to Describe Variables

Chapter 23 Using Statistics to Examine Relationships

Chapter 24 Using Statistics to Predict

Chapter 25 Using Statistics to Determine Differences

Chapter 26 Interpreting Research Outcomes

Chapter 27 Disseminating Research Findings

Unit Five. Proposing and Seeking Funding for Research

Chapter 28 Writing Research Proposals

Chapter 29 Seeking Funding for Research


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About the Author

Susan Grove

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, College of Nursing, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas; Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice, Grand Prairie, Texas

Nancy Burns

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas; Faith Community Nurse, St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Burleson, Texas

Jennifer Gray

Affiliations and Expertise

George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor, College of Nursing; Associate Dean and Chair, Department of MSN Administration, Education, and PhD Programs, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

Deborah Behan

Judy Duvall