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This book provides registered nurses with an easy-to understand description of nursing research. Everyone who reads this book, including people outside the nursing profession, agree that it is very readable and concise.Nursing Research on the Websections have been added, increasing readers'interest in nursing research as they discover information available on the Internet. Concepts of evidence-based practice and outcomes research have been added. Excerpts from 58 published nursing research studies are integrated throughout the book. Most are from studies published in 2000. Self-tests are included.An invaluable reference book for registered nurses.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Nursing Research
Development of Nursing Research
Ethical Issues in Nursing Research
An Overview of Quantitative Research
An Overview of Qualitative Research
Preliminary Steps in the Research Process
Identifying Nursing Research Problems
Review of the Literature
Theory and Nursing Research
Hypotheses and Research Questions
Quantitative Research Designs
Qualitative Research Designs
Obtaining Study Subjects and Collection of Data
Populations and Samples
Measurement and Collection of Data
Presentation and Discussion of Study Findings
Research Findings and Nursing Practice
Communication and Utilization of Nursing Research
Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
Critique of Quantitative Research Reports
Answers to Self-tests
Sources of Research Instruments
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