Developing a Program of Research in Nursing

ISBN: 9780826123251
ISBN-10: 0826123252
Copyright: 2016
Edition: 1st
Author: Beck, Cheryl Tatano
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 98
Reviewer: Michalene King,  PhD, RN, CNE  (Robert Morris University)
Description
This book describes the process of developing a research program in nursing, using a step-by-step approach that covers selection of the topic to publication of the results.
Purpose
The purpose is to describe the development of a program of research in nursing, a worthy goal that no book has yet addressed. The author does an excellent job of meeting this objective.
Audience
The intended audience is PhD students and junior nursing faculty. With a successful program of research that spans more than 25 years, the author is a credible authority.
Features
The book begins with a chapter on the importance of developing a program of research. Subsequent chapters describe the process of developing and sustaining such a program. The author uses examples from her own program of research and several other nurse researchers to illustrate important points. Tables and figures throughout the book complement the text.
Assessment
As the first book that describes the development of a program of research in nursing, this should be in the library of every nursing PhD student and junior faculty member.
Review Questionnaire
Range Question Score
1-10 Are the author's objectives met? 10
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 10
1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 5
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
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1-5 Are there sufficient references? 3
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1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 4
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book N/A
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? N/A