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Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice / Edition 9

Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice / Edition 9

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Give your students everything they need to actively learn how to apply research to nursing practice.
Updated to reflect the latest innovations in research methods, this worldwide bestseller helps students learn how to read and critique research reports, speak the language of nursing research, and develop an appreciation of research to enhance nursing practice. AJN award-winning authors Denise Polit and Cheryl Beck present research essentials, dig into the research steps, and explore quantitative and qualitative research, igniting student curiosity and encouraging them to pursue a professional pathway that incorporates thoughtful appraisals of evidence.

Highlights of the Ninth Edition
  • Enhanced accessibility. The presentation of complex topics is simplified and streamlined, incorporating more straightforward language.
  • New content. The book’s coverage of state-of-the-art research concepts and approaches includes new discussions of quality improvement projects as well as clinical significance, a seldom-mentioned but important topic that has recently gained prominence among nurse researchers.
  • Reorganized coverage. The book’s new structure is organized by methodologic content to offer greater continuity and facilitate better understanding of key methodologic differences between quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Critiquing guidelines and support. Each chapter provides questions that walk students through a study, drawing attention to aspects of the study that can be critiqued by research consumers. In addition, full-length research articles and sample critiques at the end of the book provide opportunities for further critiquing practice.
  • Research examples. One or two actual research examples at the end of each chapter sharpen readers’ critical thinking skills, and research examples throughout the text illustrate key points and stimulate students’ thinking about areas of research inquiry.
  • Practical guidance . Translation of the abstract notions of research methods into more concrete applications includes tips that explain confusing issues in actual research articles.
  • New test generator . Hundreds of multiple-choice questions, which are completely new and written by the book’s authors, help instructors assess their students’ understanding of the chapter content.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496351296
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Edition description: Ninth, North American Edition
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 96,090
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

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

1 Introduction to Nursing Research in an Evidence-Based Practice Environment 1

2 Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 20

3 Key Concepts and Steps in Quantitative and Qualitative Research 41

4 Reading and Critiquing Research Articles 60

5 Ethics in Research 77

Part 2 Preliminary Steps in Quantitative and Qualitative Research

6 Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypotheses 92

7 Finding and Reviewing Research Evidence in the Literature 107

8 Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks 122

Part 3 Designs and Methods for Quantitative and Qualitative Nursing Research

9 Quantitative Research Design 137

10 Sampling and Data Collection in Quantitative Studies 161

11 Qualitative Designs and Approaches 183

12 Sampling and Data Collection in Qualitative Studies 198

13 Mixed Methods and Other SpecialTypes of Research 213

Part 4 Analysis and interpretation in Quantitative and Qualitative Research

14 Statistical Analysis of Quantitative Data 227

15 Interpretation and Clinical Significance in Quantitative Research 260

16 Analysis of Qualitative Data 277

17 Trustworthiness and Integrity in Qualitative Research 294

18 Systematic Reviews: Meta-Analysis and Metasynthesis 310

Appendix A Swenson et al.'s (2016) Study: Parents' Use of Praise and Criticism in a Sample of Young Children Seeking Mental Health Services 329

Appendix B Beck and Watson's (2010) Study: Subsequent Childbirth After a Previous Traumatic Birth 337

Appendix C Wilson et al.'s (2016) Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Individualized Preoperative Education Intervention for Symptom Management After Total Knee Arthroplasty 347

Critique of Wilson and Colleagues' Study 357

Appendix D Sawyer et al.'s (2010) Study: Differences in Perceptions of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Among Adherers and Nonadherers 363

Critique of Sawyer and Colleagues' Study 389

Glossary 395

Index 423

Chapter Supplements Available on the Point®

Supplement for Chapter 1 The History of Nursing Research

Supplement for Chapter 2 Evaluating Clinical Practice Guidelines-AGREE II

Supplement for Chapter 3 Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

Supplement for Chapter 4 Guide to an Overall Critique of a Quantitative Research Report and Guide to an Overall Critique of a Qualitative Research Report

Supplement for Chapter 5 Informed Consent

Supplement for Chapter 6 Simple and Complex Hypotheses

Supplement for Chapter 7 Finding Evidence for an EBP Inquiry in PubMed

Supplement for Chapter 8 Prominent Conceptual Models of Nursing Used by Nurse Researchers

Supplement for Chapter 9 Selected Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs: Diagrams, Uses, and Drawbacks

Supplement for Chapter 10 Vignettes and Q-Sorts

Supplement for Chapter 11 Qualitative Descriptive Studies

Supplement for Chapter 12 Transferability and Generalizability

Supplement for Chapter 13 Other Specific Types of Research

Supplement for Chapter 14 Multivariate Statistics

Supplement for Chapter 15 Research Biases

Supplement for Chapter 16 A Glaserian Grounded Theory Study: Illustrative Materials

Supplement for Chapter 17 Whittemore and Colleagues' Framework of Quality Criteria in Qualitative Research

Supplement for Chapter 18 Publication Bias in Meta-Analyses

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