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Research in Nursing and Health: Understanding and Using Qualtitative and Qualitative Methods 2ed

by Carol Noll Hoskins and Carla Mariano Springer Publishing Company
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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.

Contributors Preface Introduction to Research, C.N. Hoskins and C. Mariano The Research Question, C.N. Hoskins and C. Mariano A Review of the Literature: Using Online and Print Sources, B. Carty et al. Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks, C.N. Hoskins and C. Mariano Research Designs, C.N. Hoskins and C. Mariano Sampling Methods: Basic Issues and Concepts, J. Giacquinta and C. Mariano Principles of Measurement, C.N. Hoskins Development of Quantitative Measures, C.N. Hoskins Data Analysis and Interpretation, C.N. Hoskins and C. Mariano Product of the Inquiry: The Research Report, C.N. Hoskins and C. Mariano Guide to Critique of Quantitative Research with Examples and Practice Studies, C. Hoskins Guide to Critique of Qualitative Research with Examples and Practice Studies, C. Mariano 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 Index

Carol Noll Hoskins, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing at New York University, where she served as Director of the Program in Research and Theory Development in Nursing Science (1985-1990). Her research focuses on adjustment of the family to illness, repeated-measures designs, and psychometrics. She is the author of two measures of interactive behaviors in the partner relationship, The Partner Relationship Inventory and The Dominance-Accommodation Scale. Professor Hoskins was Principal Investigator for a longitudinal study of psychosocial adjustment among women with breast cancer and their partners (1990-1994). The findings were used to develop a four-part instructional videotape series, Journey to Recovery: For Women with Breast Cancer and their Partners. The phase-specific content is applicable to the diagnostic, postsurgical, adjuvant therapy, and ongoing recovery periods. She is currently the Principal Investigator on phase III of the program of research, a randomized clinical trial to study the effectiveness of standardized education by videotape, telephone counseling, or a combination of the two interventions. Carla Mariano, EdD, RN, AHN-C, FAAIM, is Associate Professor and Coordinator, Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse Practitioner Program and Scholar in Residence at the John Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, Division of Nursing, The Steinhardt School of Education, New York University. She teaches a doctoral course on Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry; guides numerous doctoral dissertations using qualitative methodology; and teaches master's courses on theoretical foundations of holistic nursing, complementary/alternative modalities, and crisis theory and intervention. Dr. Mariano has conducted qualitative research in the fields of natural healing, gerontology, and interdisciplinarity and has presented her research nationally and internationally. Dr. Mariano has numerous publications, including those on the Qualitative Research Process, The Case Study Method, Instructional Strategies/Curricular Considerations for Teaching Qualitative Research, Holistic Healing Practices, Holistic Ethics and Research, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, and aging. She was inducted into the Teachers College Columbia University Hall of Fame; is the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement in Nursing Education Award for Excellence in Education; and the 2003-2004 Holistic Nurse of the Year Award from American Holistic Nurses Association.