"This Resource Manual for the 11th edition of Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice complements and strengthens the textbook in important ways. The manual provides opportunities to reinforce the acquisition of basic research skills through systematic learning exercises. We have emphasized exercises that involve careful reading and critical appraisal of actual studies. Critical appraisal skills are increasingly important in an environment that promotes evidence-based nursing practice. Moreover, the ability to think critically about research decisions is fundamental to being able to design and plan one's own study. An important feature of this Resource Manual is the online Toolkit, which offers important resources to beginning and advanced researchers. Our mission was to include easily adaptable tools for a broad range of research situations. In this edition, we have added many more resources for qualitative researchers and tools that can be used in quality improvement projects. In our own careers as researchers, we have found that adapting existing forms, figures, manuals, or protocols is far more efficient and productive than "starting from scratch." By making these tools available as Word files, we have made it possible for you to adapt tools to meet your specific needs, without the tedium of having to retype basic information. We wish we had had this Toolkit in our early years as researchers! We think seasoned researchers are likely to find parts of the Toolkit useful as well"--
This Resource Manual with its accompanying "Toolkit" CD-ROM provides abundant research tools unlike any on the market! The Resource Manual provides exercises corresponding to each chapter from Nursing Research, with a focus on critiquing actual studies. Included are 11 complete research reports; full critiques providing models for a comprehensive research critique; and a never-before-published funded NINR grant application. The Toolkit CD-ROM offers dozens of resources for conducting research that can be used directly or adapted. Included are templates for wording research questions; informed consent forms; a confidentiality pledge for research staff; literature review protocols; content validity forms; and much more.
Thoroughly updated and revised to emphasize the link between research and evidence-based practice, this Eighth Edition of a classic textbook presents state-of-the-art methods for conducting high-quality studies. New chapters offer guidance on developing self-report scales, conducting systematic reviews, and enhancing the integrity of qualitative studies. The ancillary Resource Manual includes application exercises, models of comprehensive research critiques, a full NINR grant application, and a "must-have" Toolkit on a CD-ROM, containing a treasure-trove of exemplary research tools (e.g., consent forms, a demographic questionnaire, statistical table templates)--all in easily-adapted Word documents to meet individual research needs. A watershed edition! Student Resource Manual with Toolkit, ISBN: 978-0-7817-7052-1.
Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.
The most comprehensive of its kind, this classic resource in the field of nursing theory provides an in-depth look at 49 theorists of historical, international, and significant importance. Each chapter features a clear, consistent presentation of a key nursing philosophy or theory. Case studies and critical thinking activities help bridge the gap between theory and application. A case study at the end of each theorist chapter puts the theory into a larger perspective, helping you understand how the information can be applied to practice. A Major Concepts & Definitions box in each theorist chapter outlines and summarizes the theory’s most significant ideas and clarifies content-specific vocabulary. Each theorist chapter concludes with an extensive bibliography outlining numerous primary and secondary sources of information ideal for research projects. Critical Thinking Activities at the end of each theorist chapter challenge you to process the theory presented and apply it to personal and hypothetical practice situations. Introductory chapters provide you with a strong foundation in the history and philosophy of science, logical reasoning, and the theory development process. Diagrams for theories help you visualize and better understand inherently abstract concepts. Each theorist chapter is written by a scholar specializing in that particular theorist’s work — often an individual who has worked closely with the theorist. Most chapters have been reviewed and edited by the theorist for currency and accuracy, further validating the accounts set forth in the text. Theorist birth (and if applicable, death) dates help you place each individual into a time context. A new chapter introduces the theorist Afaf Meleis and covers her Transition Theory that has helped shape the theoretical development of nursing. Points for further study at the end of each chapter direct you to assets available for additional information. Need to know information is highlighted in at-a-glance summary boxes throughout to help you quickly review key concepts. Personal quotes from the theorists help you gain insight and make each complex theory more memorable. Updated references include only published works to ensure accuracy and credibility.
Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice, 10th Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to emphasize the link between research and evidence-based practice, The 10th edition of this classic textbook presents state-of-the-art methods for conducting high-quality studies. The for-purchase Resource Manual includes application exercises, models of comprehensive research critiques, and a Toolkit (which appears on thePoint), that contains exemplary research tools such as consent forms, a demographic questionnaire, and statistical table templates--all in easily adapted Word documents.
Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! Designated a Doody's Core Title! This book includes comprehensive and unique strategies for teaching evidence-based practice( EBP) for all types of learners across a variety of educational and clinical practice settings. The concrete examples of teaching assignments provided in the book bring the content alive and serve as a useful, detailed guide for how to incorporate this material into meaningful exercises for learners.