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Clinical research : concepts and principles for advanced practice nurses

Author: Manfred Stommel; Celia Wills
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This cutting-edge resource presents a unified treatment of both social science and epidemiological concepts and terminology for research design and analysis. It equips nurses with a thorough understanding of the methodological concepts and tools used in evidence-based clinical practice including scientifically sound use of clinical data sets to better manage patient populations.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manfred Stommel; Celia Wills
ISBN: 0781735181 9780781735186
OCLC Number: 52041429
Description: xvi, 462 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Advanced practice nursing and the integration of research into clinical practice --
2. The vocabulary of research and overview of the research process --
3. The logic of causal inference in experimental studies --
4. The design and analysis of studies with separate control groups --
5. The design and analysis of repeated-measures experiments --
6. Quasi-experimental studies for clinical settings --
7. The analysis of quasi-experiments --
8. Introduction to observational studies --
9. Cohort studies --
10. Case-control studies --
11. Survey studies --
12. Qualitative research approaches --
13. Concepts of measurement and measurement error --
14. Judging the quality of measurement --
15. Outcome measures for research and practice --
16. Data collection techniques --
17. Analysis of existing data --
18. Qualitative approaches to data collection and interpretation --
19. Introduction: key concepts in sampling --
20. The logic of statistical inference after probability sampling --
21. Qualitative approaches to sampling --
22. Surveying: making use of research literature --
23. Designing and implementing small-scale clinical studies --
24. Ethical issues in research involving human subjects --
25. Sources of funding for clinical studies --
26. Dissemination of research findings to promote changes in practice and policy.
Responsibility: Manfred Stommel, Celia E. Wills.


Integrates statistical concepts into evidence-based clinical practice and patient management. This book draws research concepts and techniques from epidemiology, bio-statistics, and psychometrics, as  Read more...
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