Nursing Research: Reading, Using and Creating Evidence, Third Edition by Janet Houser just received 4 stars from Doody's Review Service. According to reviewer, Michalene A. King, PhD, RN, CN, from Duquesne University School of Nursing,
"This book is designed to assist nursing students and practicing nurses in their understanding of research that is used as evidence for nursing practice. [It] is written for undergraduate nursing students, RNs who are returning to school, and practicing nurses.
Part 1 is an introduction to research, part 2 discusses the plan for research, and part 3 describes the basics of the research process. Parts 4 through 6 discuss various types of research as well as reporting of results. The final part 7 describes the process by which research is incorporated into evidence-based nursing practice. Chapters begin with objectives and contain tables, checklists, and examples of documents used in research. The 'Voice from the Field' sections are stories from nurse researchers that complement the information presented in the chapter.
This book is easy to read and understand, and would be useful for the intended audience. This edition includes updates that justify replacing the previous edition."