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Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research From Question to Proposal

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ISBN-10: 0763771791

ISBN-13: 9780763771799

Edition: 7th 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Marilynn J. Wood, Janet Ross-Kerr

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Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research: From Question to Proposal is the perfect introduction to the research process. It details the development of an effective research plan, and guides readers through all stages of the process from finding a research topic, to the final written proposal. It takes an in-depth focus on the planning process which makes it an excellent tool for beginners while still being relevant to people at all levels of study who need to develop a research plan. The Seventh Edition continues to teach readers how to prepare an appropriate question and topic and the steps it takes formulate a conclusion. All of the chapters have been updated with new references and…    
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List price: $163.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 3/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090

Marilynn J. Wood, RN, DrPH, received her doctorate in gerontology and biostatistics from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. A recipient of an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in 1984, Dr. Wood has co-authored a basic nursing research text and co-edited a text titled Advanced Design in Nursing Research. Her current research is in the area of lifestyle changes related to the treatment of obesity.nbsp;nbsp;

How to Write a Researchable Question
Research Topics
What Is a Researchable Question?
Asking Research Questions
Examining Components of a Research Question
Be Interested in Your Idea
From Question to Problem
Finding the Level of Knowledge About a Topic
How to Search the Literature on Your Topic
Level of Theory and Level of Question
Developing the Research Problem from the Literature Review
Beginning with an Observation
The Full and Final Research Problem
Elements of a Research Problem
The Psychology of Argument
Strongest Argument Last
Substantiate What You Say
Critical Review of the Literature
Content of a Critique
What to Critique
How to Do a Critique
Guidelines for Critique of Published Research
Where Does the Critique Belong?
Stating the Purpose of the Study
The Purpose Written as a Declarative Statement
The Purpose Written as a Question
The Purpose Written as a Hypothesis
Examining the Components of a Hypothesis
The Significance of the Statement of Purpose
Stating the Purpose of the Study: A Summary
Defining Your Terms
Types of Variables
Defining the Independent Variable
How Variables Are Measured
Terms That Need Definition
Writing Operational Definitions: A Review
The Research Design: Blueprint for Action
Designing Your Study from the Question
Characteristics of Research Designs
Issues of Control
Descriptive Designs
Experimental Designs
Controlling Unwanted Influences
Level of Study and Degree of Control
Selecting the Sample
Types of Samples
Sample Size
Level of Study and Sample Selection
Selecting a Method to Answer the Question
Questionnaires and interviews
Available Data
Physiological Measures
Reliability and Validity of Measurement
Errors in Data Collection Procedures
Reliability and Validity Issues in Field Research Using Participant Observation
Reliability and Validity in the Research Plan
Ethics in Nursing Research
Problems Involving Ethics
Informed Consent
Balancing Potential Benefit Against Actual Cost
Maintaining Anonymity and Confidentiality
Federal Guidelines on the Submission of Proposals for Review
Ethical Principles Underlying Protection of Human Subjects
Planning for Analysis of Data
Descriptive Analysis
Inferential Analysis
Choosing a Statistical Test: What Does Your Hypothesis Ask?
The Answer Is in the Question
Writing the Research Proposal
The Introductory Section: Research Problem
Form of the Final Research Problem
Statement of the Purpose of the Study
Definition of Terms
The Research Design
The Sample
Methods and Instruments
Reliability and Validity
Data Analysis
In Summary
Variations in the Proposed Format
The Finished Proposal
Appendix Contents: Sample Research Proposals
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