ESSENTIALS OF NURSING RESEARCH This title has been archived.

Author: Denise Polit, PhD, Cheryl Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN
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Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN 10: 0781781531
ISBN 13: 9780781781534
Edition: 7th

Description:

A winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award, this introductory nursing research text focuses on how to read, understand, analyze, and evaluate research for utilization in clinical practice. Acclaimed for its readability, clear presentation, and balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative nursing research, the Fifth Edition provides in-depth research utilization and utilization models in current practice. Features include fictitious and real in-text research examples, detailed, "how-to" nursing research information, and guidelines for critiquing research reports. Research examples at the end of each chapter help students apply critiquing guidelines in practice.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • REVIEWERS
  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Part 1 Overview of Nursing Research and Its Role in Evidence-Based Practice

    Introduction to Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Environment

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • NURSING RESEARCH IN PERSPECTIVE
    • NURSING RESEARCH: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
    • SOURCES OF EVIDENCE FOR NURSING PRACTICE
    • PARADIGMS FOR NURSING RESEARCH
    • PURPOSES OF NURSING RESEARCH
    • ASSISTANCE FOR CONSUMERS OF NURSING RESEARCH
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 1

    Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Fundamentals

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • BACKGROUND OF EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING PRACTICE
    • RESOURCES FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
    • EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN INDIVIDUAL NURSING PRACTICE
    • EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN AN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 2

    Key Concepts and Steps in Qualitative and Quantitative Research

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF RESEARCH
    • MAJOR CLASSES OF QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
    • MAJOR STEPS IN A QUANTITATIVE STUDY
    • ACTIVITIES IN A QUALITATIVE STUDY
    • GENERAL QUESTIONS IN REVIEWING A STUDY
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 3

    Reading and Critiquing Research Reports

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • TYPES OF RESEARCH REPORTS
    • THE CONTENT OF RESEARCH JOURNAL ARTICLES
    • THE STYLE OF RESEARCH JOURNAL ARTICLES
    • CRITIQUING RESEARCH REPORTS
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 4

    Ethics in Research

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • ETHICS AND RESEARCH
    • ETHICAL PRINCIPLES FOR PROTECTING STUDY PARTICIPANTS
    • PROCEDURES FOR PROTECTING STUDY PARTICIPANTS
    • OTHER ETHICAL ISSUES
    • CRITIQUING THE ETHICAL ASPECTS OF A STUDY
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 5

PART 2 Preliminary Steps in the Appraisal of Evidence

    Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypotheses

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH PROBLEMS
    • COMMUNICATING RESEARCH PROBLEMS AND QUESTIONS
    • RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
    • CRITIQUING RESEARCH PROBLEMS, RESEARCH QUESTIONS, AND HYPOTHESES
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 6

    Literature Reviews: Finding and Reviewing Research Evidence

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • BASIC ISSUES RELATING TO LITERATURE REVIEWS
    • LOCATING RELEVANT LITERATURE FOR A RESEARCH REVIEW
    • EVALUATING AND ANALYZING THE EVIDENCE
    • PREPARING A WRITTEN LITERATURE REVIEW
    • CRITIQUING RESEARCH LITERATURE REVIEWS
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 7

    Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • THEORIES, MODELS, AND FRAMEWORKS
    • CONCEPTUAL MODELS AND THEORIES USED BY NURSE RESEARCHERS
    • USING A THEORY OR FRAMEWORK IN RESEARCH
    • CRITIQUING FRAMEWORKS IN RESEARCH REPORTS
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 8

PART 3 Designs for Nursing Research

    Quantitative Research Design

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH DESIGN ISSUES
    • EXPERIMENTAL, QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL, AND NONEXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
    • THE TIME DIMENSION IN RESEARCH DESIGN
    • TECHNIQUES OF RESEARCH CONTROL
    • CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD DESIGN
    • CRITIQUING QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 9

    Qualitative Designs and Approaches

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • THE DESIGN OF QUALITATIVE STUDIES
    • QUALITATIVE RESEARCH TRADITIONS
    • OTHER TYPES OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
    • RESEARCH WITH IDEOLOGIC PERSPECTIVES
    • CRITIQUING QUALITATIVE DESIGNS
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 10

    Specific Types of Research

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • MIXED METHOD RESEARCH
    • RESEARCH THAT INVOLVES INTERVENTIONS
    • RESEARCH THAT DOES NOT INVOLVE INTERVENTIONS
    • CRITIQUING STUDIES DESCRIBED IN THIS CHAPTER
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 11

    Sampling Plans

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • BASIC SAMPLING CONCEPTS
    • SAMPLING DESIGNS IN QUANTITATIVE STUDIES
    • SAMPLING IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
    • CRITIQUING SAMPLING PLANS
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 12

PART 4 Data Collection

    Data Collection Methods

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • OVERVIEW OF DATA COLLECTION AND DATA SOURCES
    • SELF-REPORTS
    • OBSERVATION
    • BIOPHYSIOLOGIC MEASURES
    • IMPLEMENTING A DATA COLLECTION PLAN
    • CRITIQUING DATA COLLECTION METHODS
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 13

    Measurement and Data Quality

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • MEASUREMENT
    • RELIABILITY
    • VALIDITY
    • SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY
    • CRITIQUING DATA QUALITY IN QUANTITATIVE STUDIES
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 14

PART 5 Data Analysis and Interpretation

    Statistical Analysis of Quantitative Data

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
    • INTRODUCTION TO INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
    • BIVARIATE STATISTICAL TESTS
    • MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
    • READING AND UNDERSTANDING STATISTICAL INFORMATION
    • CRITIQUING QUANTITATIVE ANALYSES
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 15

    Rigor and Interpretation in Quantitative Research

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • INTERPRETATION OF QUANTITATIVE RESULTS
    • CREDIBILITY OF QUANTITATIVE RESULTS
    • OTHER ASPECTS OF INTERPRETATION
    • CRITIQUING INTERPRETATIONS
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 16

    Analysis of Qualitative Data

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
    • QUALITATIVE DATA MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION
    • ANALYTIC PROCEDURES
    • CRITIQUING QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 17

    Trustworthiness and Integrity in Qualitative Research

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • PERSPECTIVES ON QUALITY IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
    • FRAMEWORKS OF QUALITY CRITERIA
    • STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE QUALITY IN QUALITATIVE INQUIRY
    • INTERPRETATION OF QUALITATIVE FINDINGS
    • CRITIQUING INTEGRITY AND INTERPRETATIONS IN QUALITATIVE STUDIES
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 18

    Systematic Reviews: Meta-Analysis and Metasynthesis

    • STUDENT OBJECTIVES
    • RESEARCH INTEGRATION AND SYNTHESIS
    • UNDERSTANDING META-ANALYSES
    • UNDERSTANDING METASYNTHESES
    • WRITTEN REPORTS OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
    • CRITIQUING SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
    • CHAPTER REVIEW
    • Key New Terms
    • Summary Points
    • STUDIES CITED IN CHAPTER 19

    Methodologic and Theoretical References

    Glossary

    GLOSSARY OF SELECTED STATISTICAL SYMBOLS

APPENDICES: RESEARCH REPORTS

    APPENDIX A The relationships among anxiety, anger, and blood pressure in children

    APPENDIX B The Anniversary of Birth Trauma