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Essentials of nursing research : appraising evidence for nursing practice

Author: Denise F Polit; Cheryl Tatano Beck
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Ninth editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise F Polit; Cheryl Tatano Beck
ISBN: 9781496351296 1496351290
OCLC Number: 959373386
Description: xxii, 442 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1. Overview of nursing research and its role in evidence-based practice --
Introduction to nursing research in an evidence-based practice environment --
Fundamentals of evidence-based nursing practice --
Key concepts and steps in quantitative and qualitative research --
Reading and critiquing research articles --
Ethics in research --
Part 2. Preliminary steps in quantitative and qualitative research --
Research problems, research questions, and hypotheses --
Finding and reviewing research evidence in the literature --
Theoretical and conceptual frameworks --
Part 3. Designs and methods for quantitative and qualitative nursing research --
Quantitative research design --
Sampling and data collection in quantitative studies --
Qualitative designs and approaches --
Sampling and data collection in qualitative studies --
Mixed methods and other special types of research --
Part 4. Analysis and interpretation in quantitative and qualitative research --
Statistical analysis of quantitative data --
Interpretation and clinical significance in quantitative research --
Analysis of qualitative data --
Trustworthiness and integrity in qualitative research --
Systematic reviews : meta-analysis and metasynthesis.
Responsibility: Denise F. Polit, PhD, FAAN, President, Humanalysis, Inc., Saratoga Springs, New York, Professor, Griffith University School of Nursing, Brisbane, Australia, Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.

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"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."--Back cover.

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