Nursing Research: Designs and Methods E-Book


Author: Roger Watson,Hugh McKenna,Seamus Cowman,John Keady
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702033499
Category: Medical
Page: 408
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It has been written by nurses for nurses and is research-minded, conceptually and theoretically up-to-date and student-centred. It is a comprehensive introduction to nursing research that will allow readers to build up their understanding of the research process and develop confidence in its practical application. Text supported by examples from ‘real life’ research International perspective on nursing research Comprehensive coverage including established and innovative designs and methods

Nursing Research Using Grounded Theory

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing
Author: Mary De Chesnay
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082613467X
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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This practical "how to" guide to conducting research using this qualitative design is part of an innovative series for novice researchers and specialists alike focusing on nine state-of-the-art methodologies from a nursing perspective.

Nursing Research Using Historical Methods

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing
Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826126189
Category: Medical
Page: 236
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This is a concise, step-by-step guide to conducting qualitative nursing research using various forms of historical analysis. It is part of a unique series of books devoted to seven different qualitative designs and methods in nursing, written for both novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency. Historical research is a qualitative research method that systematically examines past events from existing documents or other data, or by interviewing individuals who lived through those events, in order to understand the past. Written by a noted qualitative research scholar and contributing experts, the book describes the philosophical basis for conducting research using historical analysis and delivers an in-depth plan for applying its methodologies to a particular study, including appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential challenges. It presents practical strategies for solving problems related to the conduct of research using the various forms of analysis and presents a rich array of case examples from published nursing research. These include author analyses to support readers in decision making regarding their own projects. The book provides a variety of examples of historical method studies, on topics such as mental health research, working with Navajo communities, World War II evacuation nursing, and many others. Focused on the needs of both novice researchers and specialists, it will be of value to health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students. Key Features: Explains how to conduct nursing research using autobiography, biography, oral history, and document review Presents state-of-the-art designs and protocols Focuses on solving practical problems related to the conduct of research Features rich nursing exemplars in a variety of health/mental health clinical settings in the United States and internationally

Nursing Research Using Ethnography

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing
Author: Mary De Chesnay
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826134653
Category: Medical
Page: 372
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This concise, "how to" guide to conducting qualitative ethnography research spearheads a new series, Qualitative Designs and Methods, for novice researchers and specialists alike focusing on state-of-the-art methodologies from a nursing perspective.

Nursing Research Using Data Analysis

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing
Author: Mary De Chesnay
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082612688X
Category: Medical
Page: 252
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Nursing Research Using Data Analysis: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing is one book in a series of seven volumes that presents concise, how-to guides to conducting qualitative research -- for novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students.

Advanced Design in Nursing Research


Author: Pamela J. Brink,Marilynn J. Wood
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803958005
Category: Medical
Page: 413
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This Second Edition of the bestselling Advanced Design in Nursing Research has been substantially revised and reorganized. Using the principle that the level of knowledge available on a research topic determines the level of design that can be used to study the topic, the contributors present discussions of research at three levels of design: theoretically based experimental designs; comparative and correlated survey designs; and exploratory-descriptive research designs. Strengths and weaknesses of each design in sampling, methods, reliability, validity, data analysis and issues related to human subjects are addressed. Contributors also discuss writing and evaluating proposals.

Nursing Research Using Phenomenology

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing
Author: Mary De Chesnay
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826126863
Category: Medical
Page: 220
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Nursing Research Using Phenomenology: Qualitative Designs and Methods is one of the books in a series of seven volumes that presents concise, how-to guides to conducting qualitative research -- for novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students.

Nursing Research Using Case Studies

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing
Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082613193X
Category: Medical
Page: 322
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Once considered to be a lesser pedagogical method, the case study is indeed a powerful, in-depth tool with which to examine evidence-based practice around patient care, family dynamics, professional roles, and organizational systems. Here is a unique “how-to” guide to conducting research using case studies. Focusing on leading and newer methodologies, the text describes the philosophical basis and state of the art for using this qualitative method. The peer-reviewed designs (including interviews, physiological measurements, psychological tests, and analysis of patients’ diaries and journals) are accompanied by an in-depth research plan, a discussion of appropriate methods, and ethical considerations. The text provides clear directives—bolstered by nursing examples--on how to solve practical problems a researcher may encounter. Examples from international scholars who have published research using case studies are included along with coaching designed to support the new researcher in making decisions and facing challenges. Also included are book and chapter objectives, competencies, review questions, critical thinking exercises, and web links to additional information. The text is part of a series of eight concise volumes addressing a variety of methods for conducting qualitative research. Conceived and edited by a noted expert in qualitative research, the book is designed for both novice and practicing researchers seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students. Key Features: Explains clearly and concisely how to conduct research using case studies Reviews the philosophical basis for using case studies Focuses on solving practical problems related to conducting research Offers rich nursing exemplars and coaching from international health/mental health contributors Includes objectives, critical thinking exercises, competencies, resources, and review material for each book.

Nursing Research

Designs and Methods
Author: Roger Watson
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780443102776
Category: Medical
Page: 393
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It has been written by nurses for nurses and is research-minded, conceptually and theoretically up-to-date and student-centred. It is a comprehensive introduction to nursing research that will allow readers to build up their understanding of the research process and develop confidence in its practical application. Text supported by examples from 'real life' research International perspective on nursing research Comprehensive coverage including established and innovative designs and methods

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing (Set)


Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826130151
Category: Medical
Page: 218
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This is the first series to comprehensively address leading qualitative research designs and methods from a nursing perspective, and is a must-have for every research library. These are practical, how-to guides to conducting research using seven different qualitative designs that encompass new and traditional methodologies. Written by Dr. Mary de Chesnay, a noted qualitative research scholar, and contributing specialists in each of the qualitative methods, each of the seven books discusses the theoretical rationale for using a particular design, describes its components, and delineates a practical plan to conduct studies. Utilizing a practical, problem-solving approach, the books delineate appropriate methods, ethical considerations, critical issues, and potential pitfalls. Examples of published qualitative nursing research worldwide, along with author commentary, support the new researcher in making decisions and facing challenges. Case studies follow a template that includes a description of the study, data collection and analysis, and dissemination. Also included are techniques whereby researchers can ensure high standards of rigor, and an extensive bibliography and list of resources. The bookís practical point of view is geared to help novice researchers and specialists alike develop or expand their competencies, engage graduate faculty and students, and aid nursing research staff in larger hospitals and other healthcare institutions, as well as in-service educators and students. Key Features of this One-of-a-Kind Resource Library: Focuses on practical problem solving Reviews the philosophical basis for each qualitative design Disseminates the most current references in each design Provides a plan to conduct studies using the design and discusses appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential challenges Showcases the research of international scholars Is peer reviewed by design and method experts

Nursing Research Using Participatory Action Research

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing
Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826126146
Category: Medical
Page: 247
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"PAR is the ultimate in social justice practice. I suggest that PAR should be the basis for all nursing research. This book will provide you with the basics for getting started." óPatricia J. Kelly, PhD, MPH, APRN University of MissouriñKansas City (From the Foreword) Participatory action research is a qualitative research method conducted in collaboration with a community of people in order to effect changes in the community that are relevant to the residents. This is a practical, "how-to" resource for conducting participatory action research that guides readers, step by step, through planning, conducting, and disseminating nursing research using this qualitative design. It is part of a unique series of seven books devoted to nursing research using qualitative designs and methods. Examples from actual research along with author commentary illustrate potential pitfalls and challenges that may occur during the process and how to resolve them. Written by a leading scholar of nursing research and nurse experts in participatory action research, the book describes its philosophical underpinnings and state-of-the-art techniques, and provides a concrete road map for planning and conducting studies. It considers why this particular research method is best suited for a particular study, ethical considerations, and potential obstacles. The book also discusses how to ensure rigor during a study, providing examples from scholarly literature and the authorsí own work. Each case example features a description of the study, including why the investigator decided to use participatory action rather than another research design, how he or she solved gatekeeper and access-to-sample issues, and institutional review board concerns. Also included is a discussion of how to collect and analyze data and how to disseminate findings to both the scientific community and research participants. With a focus on practical problem solving throughout, the book will be of value to novice and experienced nurse researchers, graduate teachers, in-service educators, students, and nursing research staff at health care institutions. Key Features: Describes, step by step, how to plan, conduct, and disseminate participatory action research Delivers new designs and methods Focuses on solving practical problems related to the conduct of research Features rich nursing exemplars in a variety of health/mental health clinical conditions in the United States and internationally

Nursing Research Using Participatory Action Research

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing
Author: Mary De Chesnay
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826126138
Category: Medical
Page: 247
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Nursing Research Using Participatory Action Research: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing is one book in a series of seven volumes that presents concise, how-to guides to conducting qualitative research -- for novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students.

Quantitative Nursing Research


Author: Thomas R. Knapp
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761913634
Category: Medical
Page: 287
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You may stop looking now. Quantitative Nursing Research is the answer to the prayers of graduate students and practitioners who have sought the key to this often intimidating subject. In this highly readable (dare we say enjoyable?) work, Thomas R. Knapp guides the reader through the basic definitions, fundamentals of design, and techniques of quantitative research

Case Study Research

Design and Methods
Author: Robert K. Yin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761925521
Category: Social Science
Page: 181
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This new edition of the best-selling Case Study Research has been carefully revised, updated, and expanded while retaining virtually all of the features and coverage of the Second Edition. Robert Yin's comprehensive presentation covers all aspects of the case study method--from problem definition, design, and data collection, to data analysis and composition and reporting. Yin also traces the uses and importance of case studies to a wide range of disciplines, from sociology, psychology and history to management, planning, social work, and education.

Essentials of Nursing Research

Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice
Author: Denise F. Polit,Cheryl Tatano Beck
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1609130049
Category: Nursing
Page: 610
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Essentials of Nursing Research is designed to teach students how to read, understand, analyze, and evaluate research reports in nursing practice. The Seventh Edition has been updated with stronger coverage of evidence-based practice, including content on how to read, interpret, and critique systematic reviews, which are considered by many to be a cornerstone of evidence-based practice. Also included in the Seventh Edition: a more balanced presentation of medical and social science methods and nomenclature; enhanced coverage of qualitative research; and more.

Health Intervention Research

Understanding Research Design and Methods
Author: Souraya Sidani
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473909244
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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At a time when evidence-based practice is the standard bearer for understanding health behaviour, problems and interventions, ensuring that researchers know the appropriate designs and methods for their research is more paramount than ever. Health Intervention Research will equip those doing research in these communities with the knowledge and tools they need to inform their methodological decisions when planning and conducting studies. This book describes both commonly used (e.g., randomized clinical trials) and advanced (e.g. preference trials, pragmatic trials) designs and methods for health intervention research. It outlines the theoretical reasoning underlying these different approaches, and synthesizes the evidence which supports or disputes different designs and methods. To achieve its aims, the book is divided into three main sections. The first section points to the need to base methodological decisions on evidence and highlights the importance of carefully selecting research designs and methods to maintain validity. The second section focuses on designs to determine the effects of intervention on outcomes, outlining their features and discussing how these can be used to evaluate interventions. The last section covers methods used in conducting intervention evaluation research. For each design and method, the following is covered: what it is, what the logic underlying it is, what the evidence supporting its effectiveness is, and also includes its advantages, its limitations, and how can it be implemented. This will be key reading for postgraduates and novice researchers in health and clinical psychology, health sciences and nursing.

Research Methods for Clinical Therapists E-Book

Applied Project Design and Analysis
Author: Carolyn M. Hicks
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702041882
Category: Medical
Page: 408
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Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen’s Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.

Nursing Research

Principles and Methods
Author: Denise F. Polit,Bernadette P. Hungler
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781715621
Category: Nursing
Page: 757
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The Sixth Edition of this classic text maintains its place as the "Gold Standard" of nursing research. Internationally known, respected and used, the text provides readers with the skills to design and implement a research investigation and critically evaluate published research reports. Now completely revised and updated to reflect the latest trends, this classic offers a focused, "how-to" approach. New in this edition: expanded discussion of qualitative approaches; demonstration of triangulation; more on the "hands-on, how-to" methodology; in-depth examination of research differences; greater research utilization.

Understanding Nursing Research

Using Research in Evidence-based Practice
Author: Carol Leslie Macnee,Susan McCabe (RN.)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781775588
Category: Medical
Page: 431
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This textbook explicitly links understanding of nursing research with evidence-based practice, and focuses on how to read, critique, and utilize research reports. Organized around questions students have when reading reports—how the conclusions were reached, what types of patients the conclusions apply to, how the study was done, and why it was done that way—the text explains the steps of the research process to answer these questions. Chapters include clinical vignettes, highlighted key concepts, and out-of-class exercises. Appendices present a variety of research examples. This edition includes significant new material on evidence-based practice and more distinction between qualitative and quantitative research.

The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research


Author: Sinead Keeney,Hugh McKenna,Felicity Hasson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444392018
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research is a practical guide to using the Delphi methodology for students and researchers in nursing and health. It adopts a logical step-by-step approach, introducing the researcher to the Delphi, outlining its development, analysing key characteristics and parameters for its successful use and exploring its applications in nursing and health. The book addresses issues of methodology, design, framing the research question, sampling, instrumentation, methodological rigour, reliability and validity, and methods of data analysis. The Delphi Technique in Nursing and Health Research enables the reader to be aware of the limitations of the technique and possible solutions, to design a Delphi questionnaire for each of the different rounds of a study, to consider different approaches to the technique in relation to a study, to analyse the data from each round of a Delphi study, and to understand the importance of feedback between rounds. Key Features A practical guide to facilitate use of the Delphi technique Provides the reader with the necessary information to participate in and conduct Delphi studies Examines different types of Delphi, including the e-Delphi, and modifications made to the technique Includes examples of real empirical investigations, brief case scenarios and key learning points for each chapter Explores the role of the Delphi researcher Explores ethical issues and issues of anonymity, use of experts and controlled feedback