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Clinical research : concepts and principles for advanced practice nurses /
Manfred Stommel, Celia E. Wills.
imprint
Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004.
description
xvi, 462 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0781735181 (alk. paper)
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Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004.
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0781735181 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6663013
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Manfred Stommel, PhD: Michigan State University Celia E. Wills, PhD, BSN, MS, RN: Michigan State University
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Main Description
This unique textbook integrates statistical concepts into evidence-based clinical practice and patient management. Research concepts and techniques are drawn from epidemiology, bio-statistics, and psychometrics, as well as educational and social science research. Clinical examples throughout the text illustrate practical and scientifically sound applications of the concepts. Data tables and research vignettes highlight statistical distributions involving probability. Methods to locate and utilize web-based information relevant to clinical research are discussed, and web URLs are provided. Further learning is encouraged by the inclusion of suggested activities, recommended readings, references, and a comprehensive glossary of research terms. Additional resources are available at a Connection Website,connection.LWW.com/go/stommel.
Main Description
This unique textbook integrates statistical concepts into evidence-based clinical practice and patient management. Research concepts and techniques are drawn from epidemiology, bio-statistics, and psychometrics, as well as educational and social science research. Clinical examples throughout the text illustrate practical and scientifically sound applications of the concepts. Data tables and research vignettes highlight statistical distributions involving probability. Methods to locate and utilize web-based information relevant to clinical research are discussed, and web URLs are provided. Further learning is encouraged by the inclusion of suggested activities, recommended readings, references, and a comprehensive glossary of research terms. Additional resources are available at a Connection Website, connection.LWW.com/go/stommel.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Research in Advanced Nursing Practicep. 1
Advanced Practice Nursing and the Integration of Research Into Clinical Practicep. 1
The Vocabulary of Research and Overview of the Research Processp. 6
The Design and Analysis of Experimental Studies (Clinical Trials)p. 29
The Logic of Causal Inference in Experimental Studiesp. 29
The Design and Analysis of Studies with Separate Control Groupsp. 51
The Design and Analysis of Repeated-Measures Experimentsp. 73
The Design and Analysis of Quasi-Experimental Studiesp. 89
Quasi-Experimental Studies for Clinical Settingsp. 89
The Analysis of Quasi-Experimentsp. 105
The Design and Analysis of Observational Studiesp. 117
Introduction to Observational Studiesp. 117
Cohort Studiesp. 131
Case-Control Studiesp. 143
Survey Studiesp. 157
Qualitative Research Approachesp. 175
Measurement and Data Collectionp. 193
Concepts of Measurement and Measurement Errorp. 193
Judging the Quality of Measurementp. 207
Outcome Measures for Research and Practicep. 229
Data Collection Techniquesp. 243
Analysis of Existing Datap. 265
Qualitative Approaches to Data Collection and Interpretationp. 278
Populations and Samplingp. 295
Introduction: Key Concepts in Samplingp. 295
The Logic of Statistical Inference After Probability Samplingp. 310
Qualitative Approaches to Samplingp. 328
Clinical Research and Practice for Advanced Practice Nursesp. 337
Surveying: Making Use of Research Literaturep. 337
Designing and Implementing Small-Scale Clinical Studiesp. 352
Ethical Issues in Research Involving Human Subjectsp. 372
Sources of Funding for Clinical Studiesp. 395
Dissemination of Research Findings to Promote Changes in Practice and Policyp. 411
Computation and Interpretation of Common Univariate Descriptive Statisticsp. 425
Estimating the Standard Error of a Mean Differencep. 431
Random Numbers and Their Usep. 433
Glossaryp. 435
Indexp. 447
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