The subject of research is often threatening to students. Nursing Research: Study Notes and Guide, however, makes research concepts interesting and easy to comprehend. The book takes the mystery out of the research process and makes it relevant to the day-to-day performance of nursing tasks. The text authoritatively discusses these stages in research: deciding on a research topic; conducting a literature review; developing the conceptual or theoretical framework; formulating the thesis statement; designing the data collection instrument; planning the data analysis; organizing the written proposal; and putting together the final paper. Particularly interesting areas of this book are chapters on literature review and ethics in nursing research. An adequate number of samples and excerpts from actual studies illustrate the various nursing research principles. The book's simple language and experiential approach make research less daunting and more engaging.