- What is the evidence?
- How do you find it?
- How do you evaluate it?
Put the evidence to work in your practice!
Integrate today’s best scientific knowledge into your clinical decision-making. Step by step, you’ll learn to effectively evaluate and apply nursing research and to understand its potential impact on the quality of your patient care.
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Part I. Nature of Research and the Research Process
1.Introduction to Nursing Research
2.Differentiating Types of Scholarship: Quality Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, and Research
3.Understanding the Research Process and Ethical Issues in Nursing Research
4.Understanding Evidence-Based Practice
Part II. Planning a Research Study
5.Selecting and Defining a Problem
6.Applying Appropriate Theories and Conceptual Models
7.Formulating Hypotheses and Research Questions
8.Selecting the Sample and Setting
9.Selecting a Quantitative Research Design
10.Selecting a Qualitative Research Design
11.Data Collection Methods
12.Principles of Measurement
Part III. Utilization of Nursing Research
14.Interpreting and Reporting Research Findings
15.Critiquing Research Reports