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Educational & Research Guides

  • Ask a Scientist - get thoughtful, serious answers to your science questions in a wide range of biological disciplines from scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

  • Basic Research Methods - Categories of information include: Planning Your Research. Various Research Methods, including advantages and disadvantages. Selecting Research Methods. Analyzing, Interpreting and Reporting Results. General Information and Resources. Ethics and Conducting Research. Related Library Links. On-Line Discussion Groups.

  • Free Medical Journals - Over the next few years, many important medical journals will be available online, free and in full-text. The access to free scientific knowledge will have a major impact on medical practice and attract Internet visitors to these journals.

  • Healthfinder - Just about everything to be found on the Internet to do with health is here.

  • How to Search - We all face this central question when approaching the Internet's vast resources the first few times, and there are many superb Internet sites that lead a person step-by-step through how to use a search engine.

  • HyperRESEARCH™ - is an easy to use qualitative data analysis software package enabling you to code and retrieve, build theories, and conduct analyses of your data.

  • Infomine - resources of relevance to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level

  • Information & Referral Resource Network, The - lists agencies throughout the United States that provide a wide variety of human services to the public.

  • Integrating Research Strategies - "Sometimes you have to go a long distance out of your way in order to come back a short distance correctly."

  • International Data Base - is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for all countries of the world.

  • Nursing Planet - A directory of free nursing research articles, review articles and other resources.

  • Research Help - (Pat Pledger). Resource Based Learning, Research Steps, Research Skills, Professional development & Resource Based Learning Units

  • Research-It! - collection of online research tools. Search dictionaries, translate words, find quotations and more.

  • Research Paper Help - This site is a resource to help high school and university students with the process of writing research papers.The links offer instruction and tips for the various stages of writing a research paper.

  • The Internet Public Library - School of Information. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Mi. USA.

Selected Publications:

Research Strategies for Advanced Practice Nurses
by Susan L. Norwood
This guide offers presentation and utilization strategies that help make the nursing research process more "do-able" and exciting. More emphasis is placed on implementing research in a variety of settings than on undertaking original research. Incorporates current research and guidelines for writing and conveying research results throughout.
Features a guide to Internet resources in the Appendix. Ideal for nurse practitioners preparing to function in advanced practice roles.
Hardcover: 499 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1st edition (January 15, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN: 0838584063

Measurement In Nursing And Health Research
by Carolyn Feher Waltz, Ora Strickland, Elizabeth R. Lenz
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company (December 30, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 0826126359

Research for Nurses: Methods and Interpretation
by Angela Gillis, Winston, Ph.D. Jackson, Angela, Bsn, Ph.D. Gillis
Textbook examines qualitative and quantitative approaches to research. Prepares students to be knowledgeable users and doers of research. Does not assume students have prior knowledge of statistics or of research design. For senior undergraduates and those returning for a baccalaureate degree. Gillis is professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia. Jackson teaches sociology at St. Francis Xavier University.
Paperback: 768 pages
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company (August 1, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN: 0803608969

Introduction to Nursing Informatics (Health Informatics)
by Kathryn J. Hannah, Marion J. Ball, Margaret J.A. Edwards
Like its predecessor, this book is a primer for those new to nursing informatics. It provides a thorough introduction to basic terms and concepts, as well as an in-depth exploration of the most prevalent applications in nursing practice, education, administration, and research. Expanded and updated to reflect the remarkable technical advances achieved in health care in recent years, this new edition includes new chapters on clinical information systems and Internet usage, and offers the reader illustrative examples and valuable information resources.
Hardcover: 354 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2 edition (December 14, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN: 0387984518

Designing Clinical Research: An Epidemiologic Approach
by Steven R. Cummings, Warren S. Browner, Deborah Grady, Norman Hearst, Thomas B. Newman, Stephen B. Hulley (Editor)
A text on planning and implementing clinical research, for beginning investigators. Section I examines basic ingredients of research, such as selection of study subjects, hypotheses, and estimating sample sizes. Section II presents design options, covering cohort, cross- sectional, case-control and diagnostic test studies, clinical trials, and confounding. Section III looks at additional skills in ethics, data management, and community and international studies. Emphasis is on common sense as the main ingredient of good science.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2nd edition (January 15, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN: 0781722187

The CRA's Guide to Monitoring Clinical Research
by Karen E., Ph.D. Woodin, John C. Schneider
The CRA's Guide explains the role and responsibilities of a CRA, informs readers of the history of the regulations, explains in detail the research process and describes the regulations and GCPs that govern clinical research.
- Preparing for a study and selecting investigators
- Obtaining and monitoring informed consent
- Preparing for a monitoring visit
- Recruiting and retaining study subjects
- Conducting adverse event and safety monitoring
- Preparing for audits and detecting fraud
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: CenterWatch (January 1, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN: 1930624379

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