Basic Steps in Planning Nursing Research: From Question to Proposal is the perfect introduction to the research process. It details the development of an effective research plan, and guides readers through all stages of the process from finding a research topic, to the final written proposal. It takes an in-depth focus on the planning process which makes it an excellent tool for beginners while still being relevant to people at all levels of study who need to develop a research plan.
The Seventh Edition continues to teach readers how to prepare an appropriate question and topic and the steps it takes formulate a conclusion. All of the chapters have been updated with new references and current information including a renewed focus on evidence-based practice and an expansion of research ethics. Proposals are included at the end of the text to help students learn.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 How to Write a Researchable Question
Chapter 2 From Question to Problem
Chapter 3 The Full and Final Research Problem
Chapter 4 Critical Review of the Literature
Chapter 5 Stating the Purpose of the Study
Chapter 6 Defining Your Terms
Chapter 7 The Research Design: Blueprint for Action
Chapter 8 Selecting the Sample
Chapter 9 Selecting a Method to Answer the Question
Chapter 10 Reliability and Validity of Measurement
Chapter 11 Ethics in Nursing Research
Chapter 12 Planning for Analysis of Data
Chapter 13 Writing the Research Proposal