Research DIMENSIONMaking Sense of Conflicting Research FindingsMiracle, Vickie A. RN, EdD, CCRN, CCNS, CCRC Author Information ABOUT THE AUTHOR Vickie A. Miracle, RN, EdD, CCRN, CCNS, has over 29 years of critical care nursing experience as a staff nurse, charge nurse, critical care clinical nurse specialist, educator, and researcher. She has written and spoken on various topics of interest to critical care nurses. She is currently the editor of DCCN and a lecturer at Bellarmine University School of Nursing in Louisville, Kentucky. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Vickie A. Miracle, RN, EdD, CCRN, CCNS, 424 Eastgate Village Wynde, Louisville, KY 40223 ([email protected]). Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: September 2004 - Volume 23 - Issue 5 - p 230-233 Buy AbstractIn Brief The purpose of this article is to help readers interpret research findings. Many research studies with conflicting results are published each year. This article will help the reader to understand the research process and aid in interpreting the findings to determine their appropriateness and/or applicability to oneself or one’s patients. With so much research today, it can sometimes be difficult to make sense of it all. This article aims to help readers understand pertinent research findings. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.