Resource Manual to Accompany Nursing Research Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice

ISBN-10: 0781770521

ISBN-13: 9780781770521

Edition: 8th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Denise F. Polit, Cheryl Tatano Beck

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This Resource Manual with its accompanying "Toolkit" CD-ROM is a study guide that provides abundant research tools unlike any on the market! The Resource Manual provides exercises corresponding to each chapter from Polit and Beck's Nursing Research, with a focus on critiquing actual studies. Students will find such comprehensive assets as 11 complete research reports covering a range of nursing research endeavors; full critiques of two systematic reviews providing models for a comprehensive research critique; and a never-before-published funded NINR grant application. The free accompanying Toolkit CD-ROM offers dozens of resources for conducting research that can be downloaded and used directly or adapted. The resources reflect best-practice research material, most of which has been pre-tested and refined in the authors' own research, including such tools as: templates for wording research questions; informed consent forms; a confidentiality pledge for research staff; literature review protocols; content validity forms; and much, much more.
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List price: $28.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 6/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Foundations of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Introduction to Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Environment
Translating Research Evidence Into Nursing Practice: Evidence-Based Nursing
Generating Evidence: Key Concepts and Steps in Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Conceptualizing a Study to Generate Evidence for Nursing
Conceptualizing Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypotheses
Finding and Critiquing Evidence: Research Literature Reviews
Developing a Theoretical or Conceptual Context
Generating Research Evidence Ethically
Designing a Study to Generate Evidence for Nursing
Planning a Nursing Study
Developing an Approach for a Qualitative Study
Designing Quantitative Studies
Enhancing Rigor in Quantitative Research
Undertaking Research for Specific Purposes
Developing a Sampling Plan
Collecting Research Data
Designing and Implementing a Data Collection Plan
Collecting Unstructured Data
Collecting Structured Data
Assessing Measurement Quality in Quantitative Studies
Developing and Testing Self-Report Scales
Analyzing and Interpreting Research Data
Analyzing Qualitative Data
Enhancing Quality and Integrity in Qualitative Research
Describing Data Through Statistics
Using Inferential Statistics to Test Hypotheses
Using Multivariate Statistics to Analyze Complex Relationships
Designing a Quantitative Analysis Strategy: From Data Collection to Interpretation
Building an Evidence Base for Nursing Practice
Integrating Research Evidence: Meta-Analysis and Metasynthesis
Disseminating Evidence: Reporting Research Findings
Writing Proposals to Generate Evidence
Research Reports
Grant Application
Answers to Selected Resource Manual Exercises
Answers to Crossword Puzzles
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