Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781437717051, 9780323292993

Study Guide for Understanding Nursing Research

5th Edition

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Authors: Nancy Burns Susan Grove
eBook ISBN: 9780323292993
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 20th September 2010
Page Count: 240

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Review nursing research concepts and learn to apply them for evidence-based practice! With learning activities in each chapter, this study guide reinforces the content covered in Understanding Nursing Research, 5th Edition by Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove. This edition includes an expanded focus on evidence-based practice and new case studies to help you understand the research process and apply your findings to the clinical setting. Three published research studies provide an opportunity to practice with the appraisal and application of nursing research.

Key Features

  • Learning activities for each textbook chapter review and reinforce key concepts and offer application to evidence-based clinical practice.
  • Time-tested and innovative exercises promote in-depth learning with Introductions, Key Terms exercises, Key Ideas exercises, Making Connections exercises, crossword puzzles, Exercises in Critical Appraisal, and Going Beyond exercises.
  • Hands-on practice with three published research studies allows you to apply your knowledge and gain practice in working with the kinds of articles you will use to build an evidence-based practice.
  • Answer key for all activities lets you check your understanding and learn from your mistakes.

Table of Contents

  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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About the Author

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

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