Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research: From Question to Proposal

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2001 - Medical - 408 pages
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This text explores the theory, rationale, and literature behind nursing research, viewing the research proposal as a problem-solving process and focusing on the beginning phase of research, the research plan. It shows how to write a researchable question, develop a research problem, use and critique
  

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Contents

Strongest Argument Last 50
1
What Is a Researchable Question?
5
Be Interested in Your Idea
20
How to Search the Literature on Your Topic
28
Recommended Readings
42
The Psychology of Argument
49
Substantiate What You Say
52
Guidelines for Critique of Published Research
65
Questionnaires and Interviews
158
Available Data
168
Ethics in Nursing Research
199
Planning for Analysis of Data
217
Writing the Research Proposal
241
Sample Research Proposals
265
LEVEL II
329
The Relationship Between Physical andor Psychological Abuse and Health Status
343

Examining the Components of a Hypothesis
79
Terms that Need Definition
96
Selecting the Sample
131
Selecting a Method to Answer the Question
149
By Colleen M Astle
382
Index
399
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About the author (2001)

Pamela Brink is the founder of the WJNR and has been its editor throughout its history. She initiated a number of innovations in nursing research journals such as: commentaries and author rebuttal on clinical articles; publication of successful NINR grant proposals with their pink sheets; research briefs on such topics as cultural diversity, historiography, and research ethics; educational issues in research; publication of full research symposia with guest editors; and special issues on timely research topics. In addition, she has always tried to interest an

international audience by soliciting and publishing research reports from scholars outside north America.?

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.

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