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The Sixth Edition of this classic text maintains its place as the "Gold Standard" of nursing research. Nationally and internationally known, respected and used, the text provides readers with the skills they need to design and implement a research investigation and critically evaluate published research reports. Now completely revised and updated to reflect the latest trends in quantitative and qualitative research, this essential guide offers a focused, "how-to" approach. New in this edition: expanded discussion of qualitative approaches; demonstration of qualitative and quantitative approaches working together; charts and tables offer description of qualitative approaches; stronger emphasis on the "hands-on, how-to" methodology; more in-depth examination of reasearch difference; research more powerful research utilization.
Table of Contents
Nursing Research and the Scientific Approach
Overview of the Research Process
Research Problems and Hypotheses
The Knowledge Context: Literature Reviews
Conceptual and Theoretical Contexts
The Ethical Context of Nursing Research
Selecting a Research Design
Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Nonexperimental Designs
Additional Types of Research
Designing and Implementing a Data Collection Plan
Biophysiologic and Other Data Collection Methods
Assessing Data Quality
Quantitative Analysis: Descriptive Statistics
Advanced Statistical Procedures
Computers and Scientific Research
Designing and Implementing an Analysis Strategy
The Analysis of Qualitative Data
Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
Writing a Research Report
Evaluating Research Reports
Utilization of Nursing Research
Writing a Research Proposal
Appendix A Human Subjects Protocol
Appendix B Statistical Tables
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