Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice, 9th Edition

Contributor: Cheryl Beck
August 31, 2018
Denise F. Polit PhD FAAN and Cheryl Tatano Beck DNSc CNM FAAN 
Year First Published – 2001
Brief Description

This book is focused on the art and science of research critique. It offers guidance to students who are learning to appraise research reports and use of research findings in practice. There are 4 main parts to this textbook:

  1. Overview of nursing research and its role in evidence based practice
  2. Preliminary steps in quantitative and qualitative research
  3. Designs and methods fro quantitative and qualitative nursing research
  4. Analysis and interpretation in quantitative and qualitative research
Book Editions

Polit, D. F., & Beck, C. T. (2018). Essentials of Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Nursing Practice (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Study Guide to accompany this text

Denise F. Polit

Denise Polit is president of Humanalysis, Inc. in Saratoga Springs, New York and she is Professor at Griffith University School of Nursing in Brisbane, Australia

Cheryl Tatano Beck

Dr. Beck is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut, School of Nursing. She also has a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine. She received her Master’s degree in maternal-newborn nursing and also her certificate in nurse-midwifery from Yale University. Her Doctor of Nursing Science degree is from Boston University. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Over the past 30 years Cheryl has focused her research efforts on developing a research program on postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. She is a prolific writer who has published over 150 journal articles. She also has published multiple American Journal of Nursing Books of the Year such as Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice of which is a co-author with Dr. Denise Polit.