Book Description: Integrate today best scientific knowledge and sound research methods into your clinical decision-making. Now in full-color, the 4th Edition of this AJN Book-of-the-Year Award-Winner provides you with the information you need to evaluate and apply nursing research and to understand its potential impact on the quality of your patient care. Carefully updated and revised, you ll find more information on evidence-based practice, including how to find, examine, and critically appraise evidence and then apply your conclusions in practice. There also expanded coverage of quantitative research design and interpreting and reporting research findings. An enhanced Student Workbook on the Bonus CD-ROM features a wide variety of learning activities and tools to help you learn, including a template to assist with critiquing a study, a Research Appraisal Checklist to assist in validating a study.