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Author Polit, Denise F.
Title Nursing research : principles and methods / Denise F. Polit, Cheryl Tatano Beck.
Imprint Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2004]
Edition Seventh edition.

Author Polit, Denise F.
Subject Nursing -- Research -- Methodology.
Nursing Research -- methods.
Alt Name Beck, Cheryl Tatano.
Description xvii, 758 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Edition Seventh edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0781737338
OCLC # 51304384
Table of Contents
Pt. 1Foundations of Nursing Research1
Ch. 1Introduction to Nursing Research3
Ch. 2Key Concepts and Terms in Qualitative and Quantitative Research26
Ch. 3Overview of the Research Process in Qualitative and Quantitative Studies46
Pt. 2Conceptualizing a Research Study63
Ch. 4Research Problems, Research Questions, and Hypotheses65
Ch. 5Reviewing the Literature88
Ch. 6Developing a Conceptual Context114
Pt. 3Designs for Nursing Research139
Ch. 7Designing Ethical Research141
Ch. 8Designing Quantitative Studies162
Ch. 9Enhancing Rigor in Quantitative Research201
Ch. 10Quantitative Research for Various Purposes223
Ch. 11Qualitative Research Design and Approaches245
Ch. 12Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Designs273
Ch. 13Sampling Designs289
Pt. 4Measurement and Data Collection315
Ch. 14Designing and Implementing a Data Collection Plan317
Ch. 15Collecting Self-Report Data340
Ch. 16Collecting Observational Data375
Ch. 17Collecting Biophysiologic and Other Data398
Ch. 18Assessing Data Quality413
Pt. 5The Analysis of Research Data449
Ch. 19Analyzing Quantitative Data: Descriptive Statistics451
Ch. 20Analyzing Quantitative Data: Inferential Statistics477
Ch. 21Analyzing Quantitative Data: Multivariate Statistics511
Ch. 22Designing and Implementing a Quantitative Analysis Strategy547
Ch. 23Analyzing Qualitative Data570
Pt. 6Communicating Research599
Ch. 24Summarizing and Sharing Research Findings601
Ch. 25Writing a Research Proposal629
Pt. 7Using Research Results651
Ch. 26Evaluating Research Reports653
Ch. 27Utilizing Research: Putting Research Evidence Into Nursing Practice671
App. AStatistical Tables705

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