Introduction to Nursing Research

ISBN-10: 1449695078
ISBN-13: 9781449695071
Edition: 3rd 2014
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Book details

List price: $110.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 12/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 494
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

The Carnegie Report, the IOM Future of Nursing Report outline the necessary improvements to nursing that are paramount for the advancement of health care. These reports, along with the new health bill passed by Congress, reflect a strong movement towards implementing effective teaching while managing evidence to ensure that there is appropriate management of health issues in the United States. Because of this, the demand for a text that creates the connection between evidence-based practice and research is greater than ever.The Third Edition of Introduction to Nursing Research: Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice meets this need. This edition emphasizes the meaning of evidence and how it relates to research, and includes current information and updated references. Wth brand new chapters and practical examples that provide context for students, this text is surely the best available resource for nursing students today.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Connection Between Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Introduction
Providing a Line of Reasoning for EBP and Evidence-Based Research
Assessing the Need for Research in the Practice Arena
Obstacles to Using Research
Responsibility for Using Research
The Importance of Generating Evidence
Summary Points
Overview of Evidence
Introduction
Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice
Qualities of Evidence
Evidence Grading Methods
Conclusion
Summary Points
Overview of Research
Introduction
Historical Perspective
Purpose of Nursing Research
Theory, Research, and Practice
Sources for Nursing Research
Summary Points
Ethics for Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Introduction
Ethical Theories
Historical Overview
Research Ethics
Environment for Ethical Research
Developing a Researchable Topic
Developing Researchable Questions
Participant Recruitment and Informed Consent
Data Collection and Data Analysis
Issues in Quantitative and Qualitative Research
External Pressures
Evidence-Based Practice and Ethical Implications
Publication of Research or EBP
Emerging Issues in Research and EBP
Conclusion
Summary Points
PICOT, Problem Statement, Research Question, Hypothesis
Introduction
Determining Significance of the Problem
Examining Feasibility of the Problem
Addressing Nursing Research Priorities
Problem Statement
Research Question
Hypotheses
Defining Variables for the Study
Evidence-Based Practice Considerations
Summary Points
Literature Review: Searching and Writing the Evidence
Introduction
Definition and Purpose of the Literature Review
The literature Review Within the Evidence-Based Practice and/or Research Process
Differentiating a Research Article from a Nonresearch Article
Conducting a literature Review Search
The Importance of Library Specialists in Conducting a Literature Review
The Research Idea
The Research Question
Definition of Database
Databases Useful to Nursing
Basics of Searching
Other Key Information
Evaluating the Literature
Writing the Literature Review
Summary Points
Sampling
Introduction
Why Sample?
Whom to Sample?
How to Sample?
How Many to Sample?
Specific Evidence-Based Practice Considerations
Final Comments on Sampling
Summary Points
Quantitative Research Design
Introduction
Characteristics of Quantitative Research Design
Descriptive Design
Experimental Design
Nonexperimental Design
Time-Dimensional Design
Quasi-Experimental Design
Control
Research Design, Quality Improvement Projects, and Root Cause Analysis
Evidence-Based Considerations
Summary Points
Qualitative and Mixed Research Methods
Introduction
Qualitative Research
A Brief History of Qualitative Methods
Comparing Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
Approaches to Qualitative Research
Sampling Strategies in Qualitative Research
Approaches to Qualitative Data Collection
Approaches to Qualitative Data Analysis
Methodological Rigor in Qualitative Research
Understanding and Using Qualitative Study Results
Mixed Method Research
Types of Mixed Method Strategies
Data Collection Procedures
Data Analysis and Validation Procedures
Evidence-Based Practice Considerations
Conclusion
Summary Points
Data Collection
Overview of Data Collection Methods and Sources
Accessible Data Versus Novel Data
Key Categories of Data for Nursing Studies
Significant Facets of Data Collection Schemes
Test Methods
Questionnaire Methods
Interview Methods
Focus Group Methods
Observation Methods
Secondary (Existing) Data Methods
Biophysiological Methods
Systematic Analysis
Achievement of the Data Collection Strategy
Evidence-Based Practice Considerations
Summary Points
Reliability, Validity, and Trustworthiness
Introduction
Reliability as a Concept
Forms of Reliability
Validity
Conclusion
Summary Points
Data Analysis
Introduction
Quantitative Analysis
Qualitative Analysis
Quality Assurance
Conclusion
Summary Points
The Research Critique Process and the Evidence-Based Appraisal Process
Rationale for Doing a Research Critique
Elements of a Research Critique
Process for Conducting a Research Critique
Critically Assessing Knowledge for Clinical Decision Making
Employing EBP Guidelines: Instruments for Holistic Practice
The Evidence-Based Appraisal
Summary Points
Translation Research and Practical Applications
Introduction
Translational Research
Logic Modeling
Action Plans
Conclusion
Summary Points
Application of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice with Research
Introduction
Process for Evidence-Based Practice
Conclusion
Summary Points
Glossary
Index

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