James A. Fain
This title helps you integrate today's best scientific knowledge and sound research methods into your clinical decision-making. Now in full-color, the 4th Edition of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award-Winner provides you with the information you need to evaluate and apply nursing research and to understand its potential impact on the quality of your patient care. Carefully updated and revised, you'll find more information on evidence-based practice, including how to find, examine, and critically appraise evidence and then apply your conclusions in practice. There's also expanded coverage of quantitative research design and interpreting and reporting research findings. An enhanced Student Workbook on the Bonus CD-ROM features a wide variety of learning activities and tools to help you learn, including a template to assist with critiquing a study, a Research Appraisal Checklist to assist in validating a study. It includes a bonus CD-ROM to provide extra practice with activities and exercises. It covers all of the steps of the research process for specific disciplines.
It helps you develop the skills to evaluate problem and purpose statements critically and analyze the parts of a study to determine the validity of the findings. It discusses the specific statistical procedures used to answer various research questions and/or hypotheses. It examines randomized clinical trials as a methodological 'gold standard' and explains why other types of design are so often necessary in nursing research. UPDATED! Bonus CD-ROM features 10 more questions and 3 more activities per chapter. UPDATED & EXPANDED! The chapter, Understanding Evidence-Based Practice, not only describes the theory behind evidence, but also shows you how to use it in a clinical setting. UPDATED & REVISED! Selecting a Qualitative Research Design chapter now focuses solely on qualitative designs and emphasizes the advantages and disadvantages of selecting a particular design. NEW! New chapter, Critiquing the Interpretation of Research Findings, includes questions to consider when interpreting/reporting reviews of literature, conceptual models, hypotheses and/or research questions. MORE! Published research examples reflect a wider range of health-related research approaches and designs.