||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.
||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 note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|