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Understanding Nursing Research: Reading and Using Research in Practice


Macnee, C. L. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003, 432 pp, $46.00; 1-800-638-3030;


Unique in its full-color design and reader-friendly conversational tone, this book links nursing research directly with evidence-based practice. The book begins with the research results and then outlines steps in the research process about how the conclusions were reached, how the study was done, who was in the study, and why it was conducted in the specific manner.


Distinguished by icons, qualitative and quantitative research is integrated throughout. Each chapter includes clinical vignettes and highlighted key concepts and ends with an out-of-class exercise referencing the clinical vignette and stimulating critical thinking for the next chapter. A Connection Web site ( features student study activities.