1. Introduction to Nursing Research and Its Importance in Building an Evidence-Based Practice
2. Introduction to Quantitative Research
3. Introduction to Qualitative Research
4. Examining Ethics in Nursing Research
5. Examining Research Problems, Purposes, and Hypotheses
6. Understanding and Critically Appraising the Literature Review
7. Understanding Theory and Research Frameworks
8. Clarifying Quantitative Research Designs
9. Examining Populations and Samples in Research
10. Clarifying Measurement and Data Collection in Quantitative Research
11. Understanding Statistics in Research
12. Critical Appraisal of Quantitative and Qualitative Research for Nursing Practice
13. Building an Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
14. Introduction to Additional Research Methodologies in Nursing: Mixed Methods and Outcomes NEW!
This volume provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the use of MRI and CT to identify and characterize developmental anomalies and acquired diseases of the female genital tract. Both benign and malignant diseases are considered in depth, and detailed attention is also paid to normal anatomic findings and variants. Further individual chapters focus on the patient with pelvic pain and the use of MRI for pelvimetry during pregnancy and the evaluation of fertility. Compared with the first edition, chapters have been either newly written by different authors or updated to reflect intervening progress; in addition, imaging of the placenta is now covered. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the most recent diagnostic and technical advances, and the text is complemented by many detailed and informative illustrations. All of the authors are acknowledged experts in diagnostic imaging of the female pelvis, and the volume will prove an invaluable aid to everyone with an interest in this field.
• Clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to EBP.
• Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections.
• Critical Appraisal Guidelines boxes provide step-by-step guidance in appraising published research studies.
• Balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative research prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology.
• Authoritative content is written by pioneers and practitioners of nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field.
• Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence.
New To This Edition:
• NEW! Enhanced evidence-based practice focus equips you to apply the latest research findings to clinical practice.
• NEW! Streamlined research examples serve as concise and clinically relevant exemplars of key contents.
• NEW! Mixed-methods content focuses on need-to-know material on mixed-methods research, which is growing significantly in popularity.
• NEW! Improved legibility, usability, visual appeal, and readability meets the needs of visual learners with easy-to-understand content.
• Susan K. Grove, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, Professor, College of Nursing, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas; Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice, Grand Prairie, Texas.
• Jennifer R. Gray, PhD, RN, FAAN, George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor, College of Nursing; Associate Dean and Chair, Department of MSN Administration, Education, and PhD Programs, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas