|Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice|
|Main Author||By Denise Polit , Cheryl Beck|
|Product Format||HC-Printed Cover|
|Trim||7 X 9|
Whether used to help students learn how to perform research or how to critically appraise research reports for use in practice, this authoritative, approachable textbook shows how nursing research is applicable across today’s changing healthcare field. AJN award-winning authors Denise Polit and Cheryl Beck detail the latest methodologic innovations that have arisen in nursing, medicine, and the social sciences in their signature user-friendly style, accompanied by the helpful learning features, pedagogy, and clean design that have made this book a classic.
The updated 11th Edition adds two new chapters designed to help students ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of research methods and the relevance and applicability of nursing inquiries. Extensively revised content throughout strengthens students’ ability to locate and rank clinical evidence, verify the authoritativeness of systematic reviews, and distinguish interpretive approaches from aggregative approaches using meta-aggregation.
NEW! Quality Improvement and Improvement Science chapter provides methods and frameworks to help students develop and assess improvement projects.
NEW! Applicability, Generalizability, and Relevance: Toward Practice-Based Evidence chapter details cutting-edge strategies to meet the growing need for patient-centered, practice-based evidence.
UPDATED! Revised content throughout reflects the latest methodologic approaches to ranking evidence, verifying systematic reviews, using meta-aggregation, and more.
Critical appraisal guidelines help students focus on specific aspects of a report for the most effective appraisal.
Clear, user-friendly writing style introduces concepts logically and clarifies difficult ideas.
Specific research tips translate abstract notions into practical strategies to help students confidently apply chapter lessons in real-life situations.
Research examples throughout the text illustrate key points and stimulate critical thinking.
A comprehensive index provides fast, efficient access to precise information.
Tables, figures, and bulleted summaries reinforce essential chapter concepts at a glance.
Research examples. Each chapter concludes with one or two actual research examples designed to highlight methodologic features described in the chapter and to sharpen the reader’s critical thinking skills. In addition, many research examples are used throughout the book to illustrate key points and to stimulate ideas for a study. Many examples used in this edition are published as open-access articles that can be used for further learning and classroom discussion.
Specific practical tips on doing research. The textbook is filled with practical suggestions on how to translate the abstract notions of research methods into realistic strategies for conducting research. Every chapter includes several tips for applying the chapter’s lessons to real-life situations. These tips are an acknowledgment that there is often a gap between what gets taught in research methods textbooks and what a researcher needs to know to conduct a study.
Critical appraisal guidelines. Almost all chapters include guidelines for conducting a critical appraisal of various aspects of a research report.
A comprehensive index. We have crafted an exceptionally thorough index. We know that our book is used as a reference book as well as a textbook, and we recognize how crucial it is to access needed information efficiently.
Aids to student learning. This book includes several additional features designed to enhance and reinforce learning, including the following: succinct, bulleted summaries at the end of each chapter; tables and figures that provide examples and graphic materials in support of the text discussion; and a detailed glossary.
Clear, user-friendly style. Our writing style is designed to be easily digestible and nonintimidating. Concepts are introduced carefully and systematically, difficult ideas are presented clearly, and readers are assumed to have no prior exposure to technical terms.
* Author Information
Denise Polit , Cheryl Beck
* TABLE of CONTENTS