Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-based Practice

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Saunders Elsevier, 2007 - Medical - 586 pages
Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice, 4th Edition is a market-leading textbook written by two of the most renowned experts in the nursing research field. Now in full-color, this thoroughly updated 4th edition reflects today's emphasis on evidence-based practice. Refined format and features enhance the book's readability and bring include examples and critiques that help students better understand the concepts. The book also features an enhanced emphasis on the emerging, cost-driven field of outcomes research, as well as an improved balance of quantitative and qualitative research. In addition to a full complement of student and faculty ancillaries, a companion Nursing Research Online course is now available for separate purchase with this edition.

  • Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, the book presents time-tested content with ideal breadth, depth, and readability for students.
  • Research Examples throughout the text illustrate key concepts with excerpts from the best of the nursing and health sciences literature.
  • Critiquing Guidelines provide a systematic tool for critiquing published research studies.
  • Example Critiques demonstrate how to critique an article with excerpts from published studies.
  • A full Sample Critique of an entire quantitative study helps students synthesize the critiquing skills they have developed through the preceding chapters.
  • A comprehensive Glossary serves as a convenient quick reference.

  • Includes a fresh emphasis on the role of nursing research in building an evidence-based practice, with in-depth Research Examples now concluding with Implications for Practice.
  • A new Outcomes Research chapter addresses this emerging, cost-driven discipline.
  • Redesigned Critiquing Guidelines offer expert advice on evaluating research articles.
  • New Sample Critique of a qualitative study complements the quantitative critique.
  • Tips for Further Study identifies concepts in each chapter students tend to have the most trouble with and points them to corresponding sections in the Study Guide and the Evolve resources for further study.

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