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Essentials of nursing research : appraising evidence for nursing practice / Denise F. Polit, PhD, FAAN, Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN.

Author/creator Polit, Denise F. author.
Other author/creatorBeck, Cheryl Tatano, author.
Format Book and Print
EditionTenth edition.
Publication Info Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, [2022]
Descriptionxx, 425 pages : colored illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Part 1. Overview of nursing research and its role in evidence-based practice -- Introducing nursing research in an evidence-based practice -- Understanding key concepts and steps in quantitative and qualitative research -- Reading and critically appraising research articles -- Attending to ethics in research -- Part 2. Preliminary steps in quantitative and qualitative research -- Identifying research problems, research questions, and hypotheses -- Finding and reviewing research evidence in the literature -- Understanding theoretical and conceptual frameworks -- Part 3. Designs and methods for quantitative and qualitative nursing research -- Appraising quantitative research design -- Appraising sampling and data collection in quantitative studies -- Appraising qualitative designs and approaches -- Appraising sampling and data collection in qualitative studies -- Understaning mixed methods research, quality improvement and other special types of research -- Part 4. Analysis and interpretation in quantitative and qualitative research -- Understanding statistical analysis of quantitative data -- Interpreting quantitative findings and evaluating clinical significance -- Understanding the analysis of qualitative data -- Appraising trustworthiness and integrity in qualitative research -- Learning from systematic reviews -- Putting research evidence into practice: evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence.
Abstract The world's most widely used nursing research textbook, Essentials of Nursing Research, Tenth Edition equips students with everything they need to confidently apply research to nursing practice. AJN award-winning authors Denise Polit and Cheryl Beck clarify the language of nursing research and instill a practical understanding of nursing research fundamentals and the research process for both quantitative and qualitative studies -- including design principles; sampling and data collection; criteria for assessing data quality; appraising the quality, rigor, and trustworthiness of studies; and approaches to understand the statistical results. -- publisher's website.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
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