Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008 - Medical - 796 pages
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Thoroughly revised to emphasize the link between research and evidence-based practice, this Eighth Edition presents methods and tools for generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice. This edition offers more guidance on evaluating and critiquing research evidence. Other revisions include more in-depth coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research and a new chapter on developing and testing new instruments. Note: The for-sale Student Resource guide to accompany the text is now fully revised to meet emerging graduate course needs. New features include a free CD-ROM called the "Toolkit," which includes copious application exercises, samples of systematic reviews, and full critiques of two of the eight studies in the text. Please note that this is sold separately: Student Resource Manual with Toolkit, ISBN: 978-0-7817-7052-1.
 

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Contents

FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCEBASED PRACTICE
1
Introduction to Nursing Research in an EvidenceBased Practice Environment
3
Translating Research Evidence Into Nursing Practice EvidenceBased Nursing
28
Generating Evidence Key Concepts and Steps in Qualitative and Quantitative Research
55
CONCEPTUALIZING A STUDY TO GENERATE EVIDENCE FOR NURSING
80
Conceptualizing Research Problems Research Questions and Hypotheses
81
Finding and Critiquing Evidence Research Literature Reviews
105
Developing a Theoretical or Conceptual Context
139
Collecting Structured Data
414
Assessing Measurement Quality in Quantitative Studies
449
Developing and Testing SelfReport Scales
474
ANALYZING AND INTERPRETING RESEARCH DATA
506
Analyzing Qualitative Data
507
Enhancing Quality and Integrity in Qualitative Research
536
Describing Data Through Statistics
556
Using Inferential Statistics to Test Hypotheses
583

Generating Research Evidence Ethically
167
DESIGNING A STUDY TO GENERATE EVIDENCE FOR NURSING
193
Planning a Nursing Study
195
Developing an Approach for a Qualitative Study
219
Designing Quantitative Studies
248
Enhancing Rigor in Quantitative Research
286
Undertaking Research for Specific Purposes
309
Developing a Sampling Plan
337
COLLECTING RESEARCH DATA
365
Designing and Implementing a Data Collection Plan
367
Collecting Unstructured Data
392
Using Multivariate Statistics to Analyze Complex Relationships
614
Designing a Quantitative Analysis Strategy From Data Collection to Interpretation
642
BUILDING AN EVIDENCE BASE FOR NURSING PRACTICE
664
Integrating Research Evidence MetaAnalysis and Metasynthesis
665
Disseminating Evidence Reporting Research Findings
691
Writing Proposals to Generate Evidence
712
Methodologic References
731
Glossary
747
Index
771
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