Practice of Nursing Research Conduct, Critique, and Utilization

ISBN-10: 0721606261

ISBN-13: 9780721606262

Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)

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With its unique nursing perspective and framework that links nursing research to nursing practice, the 5th edition gives readers the tools they need to successfully evaluate, implement, and conduct research studies. Users will discover balanced and detailed coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research, as well as abundant, concrete examples from the best research literature available. And practicing nurses, students, and instructors appreciate this book for its clear, direct writing style that makes complex concepts easy to understand. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details. Websites direct students to an extensive array of information for use in conducting studies A clear, direct writing style that facilitates learning Rich and frequent illustration of major points and concepts from the most current research literature A nursing perspective and framework that links research to the whole of the nursing curriculum Detailed coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies Exciting coverage of evidence-based practicea topic of vital and growing importance in a health care arena focused on quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care Full-color illustrations stimulate the learning experience Online Author Index makes it easy to look up cited articles by key authors Access the Evolve Learning System, which includes an innovative new Data Set where users can apply data analysis skills Increased research examples demonstrate principles with concrete examples Statistical analysis techniques for outcomes research teach readers to analyze health care outcomes Updated information on online research demonstrates the realities of nursing research today Enhanced coverage of qualitative research gives readers a balanced research perspective
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 11/12/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

Introduction to Nursing Research
Discovering the World of Nursing Research
Definition of Nursing Research
Framework Linking Nursing Research to World of Nursing
The Evolution of Research in Nursing
Historical Development of Research in Nursing
Background for the Research Process
Nursing Research Methodologies
Introduction to Quantitative Research
Concepts Relevant to Quantitative Research
Steps of the Quantitative Research Process
Types of Quantitative Research
Introduction to Qualitative Research
The Logic of Qualitative Research
Gestalts
Philosophy and Qualitative Research
Rigor in Qualitative Research
Approaches to Qualitative Research
The Research Process
Research Problem and Purpose
What is a Research Problem and Purpose?
Sources of Research Problems
Formulating a Research Problem and Purpose
Example of Problem and Purpose Development
Feasibility of a Study
Quantitative, Qualitative, Outcomes, and Intervention Research Topics, Problems, and Purposes
Review of Relevant Literature
What is "The Literature"?
What is Literature Review?
Searching the Literature
Reading and Critiquing Sources
Writing the Review of Literature
Example of a Literature Review
Integrative Reviews
Frameworks
Definition of Terms
The Steps for Constructing a Study Framework
The Critique of Frameworks: Theoretical Substruction
Objectives, Questions, and Hypotheses
Formulating Research Objectives
Formulating Research Questions
Formulating Hypotheses
Selecting Objectives, Questions, or Hypotheses for Quantitative or Qualitative Research
Defining Research Variables
Operationalizing Variables or Concepts
Ethics in Research
Historical Events Affecting the Development of Ethical Codes and Regulations
Behavioral Research
Protection of Human Rights
Balancing Benefits and Risks for a Study
Obtaining Informed Consent
Institutional Review
Research Misconduct
Animals as Research Subjects
Understanding Quantitative Research Design
Concepts Important to Design
Study Validity
Elements of a Good Design
Triangulation
Selecting a Research Design
Descriptive Study Designs
Surveys
Correlational Study Designs
Defining Therapeutic Nursing Interventions
Quasi-Experimental Study Designs
Experimental Study Designs
Studies That Do Not Use Traditional Research Designs
Algorithms for Selecting Research Designs
Outcomes Research
The Theoretical Basis of Outcomes Research
What Led Us to Society's Demand for Outcomes Research?
Outcomes Research and Nursing Practice
Methodologies for Outcomes Studies
Disseminating Outcomes Research Findings
Intervention Research
What Are Nursing Interventions?
Problems With the True Experiment
Intervention Research
The Process of Intervention Research
Sampling
Sampling Theory
Probability (Random) Sampling Methods
Nonprobability (Nonrandom) Sampling Methods in Quantitative Research
Nonprobability Sampling Methods Used in Qualitative Research
Sample Size in Quantitative Research
Sample Size in Qualitative Research
Research Settings
Recruiting and Retaining Subjects
The Concepts of Measurement
Directness of Measurement
Measurement Error
Levels of Measurement
Reference of Measurement
Reliability
Validity
Reliability and Validity of Physiological Measures
Obtaining Validity in Qualitative Research
Measurement Strategies in Nursing
Physiological Measurement
Observational Measurement
Interviews
Questionnaires
Scales
Q Methodology
Delphi Technique
Projective Techniques
Diaries
Selection of an Existing Instrument
Constructing Scales
Translating a Scale to Another Language
Collecting and Managing Data
Planning Data Collection
Collecting Data
Serendipity
Having Access to Support Systems
Managing Data
Introduction to Statistical Analysis
The Concepts of Statistical Theory
Practical Aspects of Data Analysis
Resources for Statistical Analysis
Choosing Appropriate Statistical Procedures for a Study
Using Statistics to Describe Variables
Using Statistics to Summarize Data
Using Statistics to Explore Deviations in the Data
Using Statistics to Describe Patterns Across Time
Using Statistics to Examine Relationships
Scatter Diagrams
Bivariate Correlational Analysis
Multivariate Correlational Procedures
Using Statistics to Predict
Simple Linear Regression
Multiple Regression
Discriminant Analysis
Using Statistics to Examine Causality
Contingency Tables
Nonparametric Tests
@t-Tests
Analysis of Variance Procedures
Analysis of Covariance
Qualitative Research Methodology
Qualitative Research Issues
Data Collection Methods
Data Management and Reduction
Research Methodology of Specific Qualitative Approaches
Interpreting Research Outcomes
Examining Evidence
Findings
Forming Conclusions
Exploiting the Significance of Findings
Generalizing the Findings
Considering Implications
Suggesting Further Studies
Communicating Research Findings
Content of a Research Project
Audiences for Communication of Research Findings
Presenting Research Findings
Publishing Research Findings
Strategies for Using Research in Practice
Critical Analysis of Nursing Studies
Evolution of the Research Critique in Nursing
Critique Process for Quantitative Studies
Critique Process for Qualitative Studies
Using Research Knowledge to Promote an Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Understanding Research Utilization and Evidence-Based Practice
Historical Perspective of Research Utilization in Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Barriers and Facilitators
Models to Promote Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Expanding Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
Strategies for Developing an Evidence-Based Practice for Nursing
Proposal Writing for Research Approval
Writing a Research Proposal
Content of a Research Proposal
Seeking Approval for a Study
Sample Quantitative Research Proposal
Data Collection Protocol
Data Collection Form
Data Collection Plan
Consent Form
Dummy Table to Present Sample Characteristics
Seeking Funding for Research
Purposes for Seeking Research Funding
Ways to Learn Grantsmanship
Obtaining Federal Grants
Grant Management
Planning Your Next Grant
Appendixes
Table of Random Numbers
Cumulative Normal Distribution (Z)
Percentage Points of Student's t Distribution
Percentage Points of the F Distribution
Critical Values for the x[superscript 2] Distribution
Table of Probabilities Associated with Values as Small as Observed Values of U in the Mann-Whitney Test
Table of Critical Values of U in the Mann-Whitney Test
Percentiles of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test Statistic
Table of Critical Values of r in the Runs Test
Critical Values for the Wilcoxon Signed-Ranks Test (N = 5[1]50)
Table of Probabilities Associated with Values as Large as Observed Values of H in the Kruskal-Wallis One-Way Analysis of Variance by Ranks
Table of Probabilities Associated with Values as Large as Observed Values of x[superscript 2 subscript r] in the Friedman Two-Way Analysis of Variance by Ranks
Statistical Power Tables ([Delta] = Effect Size)
Glossary
Index
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