Focusing on connecting understanding of nursing research with evidence-based practice, this text teaches students how to read, critique, and utilize research reports. The text explains each step of the research process and is organized around student-centered questions that may be encountered while using research. These questions include how the conclusions were reached, which patients the conclusions apply to, how the study was done, and why it was done that way.
New to this edition are updates on informatics in nursing research and the role of research in shaping policy, and updated articles reflecting the current trends and issues in nursing practice. This new edition has also been streamlined for ease of reading to the beginning nursing student.