Understanding Nursing Research, Building an Evidence-Based Practice, 5th Edition

Understanding Nursing Research

5th Edition Building an Evidence-Based Practice

By Nancy Burns, PhD, RN, FCN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; Faith Community Nurse, St. Matthew Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Burleson, TX and Susan K. Grove, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX; Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice, Grand Prairie, TX


  1. Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

  2.  Introduction to the Quantitative Research Process

  3.  Introduction to the Qualitative Research Process 

  4.  Examining Ethics in Research 

  5.  Research Problems, Purposes, and Hypotheses

  6.  Understanding the Literature Review in Published Studies

  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 Outcomes Research