Resources, August 20, 2014
Statistical Horizons provides public, two-day seminars that cover a wide range of topics in statistics, from introductory statistics (using R) to advanced topics like multilevel modeling. Many of their seminars are on topics that are often not included in graduate curricula, like missing data and propensity score methods. Trying to learn methods like these on your own can be a real challenge. Their seminars are designed to help busy professionals who want to learn the latest statistical methods in an efficient, effective and affordable way.
NAHRS Selected List of Nursing Journals
The Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section has listed over 200 Nursing journals withhttp://nahrs.mlanet.org/home/" data-mce-href="/nursing/home/hhttp://nahrs.mlanet.org/home/"> a wealth of information from contact information to frequency of publications and more!
This editorial examines the problem of predatory publishers and how they have negatively affected scholarly communication. Society relies on high-quality, peer-reviewed articles for public policy, legal cases, and improving the public health. Researchers need to be aware of how predatory publishers operate and need to avoid falling into their traps. The editorial examines the recent history of predatory publishers and how they have become prominent in the world of scholarly journals.
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Check out this webinar focusing on real-life examples of partnership and meaningful engagement in PCOR, with particular relevance to the nursing community. Presenters provide an overview of PCORI, explain the PCOR methods and how they can be utilized by nursing researchers, and explore nursing research in PCORI’s portfolio. PCORI funded researchers will also provide a brief overview of their projects, how the projects addresses questions of practical interest to patients and clinicians, and how they're engaging stakeholders such as patients, caregivers, clinicians, and others in the research process.
Check out this handy little booklet that aims to give useful information and helpful suggestions to nurses who are thinking of writing and publishing an article to help demystify the process. Read up on tips to write a review article, a clinical article, an empirical research article and more!
Khan Academy, AACN, Jonas Center Launch Online Learning Materials for Future Nurses, Health Professionals
Online video tutorials, exercises designed to help new nurses prepare for licensing exam and serve as a free resource for the global classroom.
Sometimes when researcher are looking for survey instruments, it’s hard to find ‘good’ instruments in terms of validity and reliability. One option, however, is to use instruments developed under the NIH’s PROMIS (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems) initiative. These instruments were developed following rigorous methodology and have been evaluated in relatively large samples. There are measures for adult and pediatric settings. For adults, the domains covered by these measures include: physical function, pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, sexual function, gastro-intestinal symptoms, depression, anxiety, anger, cognitive function, alcohol use, psychosocial illness impact, self-efficacy, smoking, ability to participate in social roles and activities, social support, social isolation, and companionship, among others. There are scoring instructions and scoring software, and references for the methodology and instrument development.
The NINR is seeking input from the scientific community, professional organizations and the public through its Innovative Questions (IQ) Initiative. IQ is the next step in the implementation of NINR’s Strategic Plan and is meant to encourage new thinking and creativity in nursing science, promote results-oriented research and guide the science over the next 5 to 10 years.
For an R01 application to succeed, it must meld a highly significant and innovative topic with iron-clad feasibility. NIH calls that combination "impact", which is reflected in an application's peer review results: its overall impact score.
Dr. Sally Rockey posts frequently on issues related to research and NIH funding. Dr. Rockey is the Deputy Director for Extramural Research.
Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it? Or maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper? Or are you an editor, and do you need to find reviewers for a particular paper? Jane can help!
The IRB has posted an updated sample consent form and sample assent form on its web site. Who should complete UAB IRB training? Are you current on your IRB training? For the answer to these and other IRB questions - Visit the UAB IRB Website to find out!
Publishing Opportunities, August 20, 2014
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Call for manuscripts! Providing practical information and research related to nursing education, Nurse Educator is a scholarly, peer–reviewed publication written by and for faculty and administrators in schools of nursing and nurse educators in other settings. Topics include program, curriculum, course, and faculty development; instructional methods and materials; clinical teaching and evaluation; testing and measurement; administration; trends and issues; and research in nursing education. Submit Your Manuscript Today! They are actively seeking manuscripts related to nursing education.
An international, peer-reviewed, open access online journal publishing original research, reviews, editorials and commentaries on all aspects of nursing and patient care.
Global Qualitative Nursing Research (GQNR) is a groundbreaking, new, international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on qualitative research in the field of nursing. The journal specializes in topics important to nurses: nursing, care, health, and illness.
Nursing Research and Practice is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies in all areas of nursing. Nursing Research and Practice currently has an acceptance rate of 41%. The average time between submission and final decision is 66 days and the average time between acceptance and final publication is 42 days.
Nursing Research invites integrative reviews of current advances in basic biological sciences and translational research relevant to emerging areas of nursing science. Areas of interest include but are not limited to topics in: genetics, genomics, and epigenetics; systems biology/integrative physiology; neuroscience and imaging; computational biology; microbiology and the human microbiome; nanoscience; physiology in situ and mobile health devices.
The NIB is a unique journal that provides a forum for exploring current issues in bioethics through personal stories, qualitative and mixed-methods research articles, and case studies. NIBis dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of bioethical issues by publishing rich descriptions of complex human experiences written in the words of the person experiencing them.
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