Research in Nursing and Health

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Research in Nursing and Health

SKU# 9780826116161

Understanding and Using Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, 2nd Edition

Author: Carol Noll Hoskins PhD, RN, FAAN


  • Carla Mariano EdD, RN, HNC

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This book offers the reader a synopsis of research, appreciating both the science and art of inquiry. It is designed to present the basic elements of conducting and understanding nursing research using an expeditious and useful reference format.

This updated new edition offers the reader a step-by-step guide to conducting research and to understanding the research studies done by others. It describes both quantitative and qualitative investigations. The book is written in outline format, for quick reference. An important feature of the new edition is an extensive listing of online databases and knowledge resources. Graduate students and nurse researchers will find this an easily accessible source of valuable information.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 10, 2004
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826116161
  • EISBN 9780826197252

Table of Contents 

  1. Introduction to Research, C.N. Hoskins & C. Mariano
  2. The Research Question, C.N. Hoskins & C. Mariano
  3. A Review of the Literature: Using Online & Print Sources, B. Carty et al.
  4. Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks, C.N. Hoskins & C. Mariano
  5. Research Designs, C.N. Hoskins & C. Mariano
  6. Sampling Methods: Basic Issues and Concepts, J. Giacquinta & C. Mariano
  7. Principles of Measurement, C.N. Hoskins
  8. Development of Quantitative Measures, C.N. Hoskins
  9. Data Analysis and Interpretation, C.N. Hoskins & C. Mariano
  10. Product of the Inquiry: The Research Report, C.N. Hoskins & C. Mariano
  11. Guide to Critique of Quantitative Research with Examples and Practice Studies, C. Hoskins
  12. Guide to Critique of Qualitative Research with Examples and Practice Studies, C. Mariano

  13. References and Bibliography
    Appendix A. Suggested Guide for Abstracting Research Studies
    Appendix B. Guide to Critique of Philosophical Research
    Appendix C. Issues of Control and Validity: Quantitative Studies
    Appendix D. Testing Hypotheses with an Exemplar Study: Statistical Significance, Error, Directionality, and Power