This essential study guide is completely updated to reflect the evidence-based focus and fresh content of the 7th edition of Nursing Research. It provides chapter-by-chapter review and a variety of innovative learning activities to help you strengthen your critical appraisal and research application skills.
Introduction and Learning Outcomes help you focus on key content.
Content Mastery Activities such as fill-in-the-blank, matching, and multiple-choice questions, word scramble exercises, crossword puzzles, and critical thinking activities help you apply essential concepts.
Critique Activities refer to research studies from the textbook and challenge you to critique various aspects of the research.
Web-Based Activities direct you to online sources of information to practice appraising research found on the Internet.
Evidence-Based Practice Activities at the end of each chapter reinforce the importance of using research evidence in clinical practice.
An Answer Key at the back of the study guide allows you to check your answers for immediate performance feedback.
PART I. OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
Integrating the Processes of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Research Questions, Hypotheses, and Clinical Questions
Gathering and Appraising the Literature
PART II. PROCESSES AND EVIDENCE RELATED TO QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Introduction to Qualitative Research
Qualitative Approaches to Research
Appraising Qualitative Research
PART III. PROCESSES AND EVIDENCE RELATED TO QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
Introduction to Quantitative Research
Experimental and Quasiexperimental Designs
Legal and Ethical Issues
Data Collection Methods
Reliability and Validity
Data Analysis: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Understanding Research Findings
Appraising Quantitative Research
PART IV. APPLICATION OF RESEARCH: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
Developing an Evidence-Based Practice
Tools for Applying Evidence to Practice
By Geri LoBiondo-Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, Director of PhD Nursing Program, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Nursing Systems and Technology, Houston, Texas; Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, The Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, College of Nursing, New York University, New York, New York; Carey Berry and Jennifer Yost