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Doing a Research Project in Nursing and Midwifery

Doing a Research Project in Nursing and Midwifery
A Basic Guide to Research Using the Literature Review Methodology

First Edition

March 2013 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Due to ethical issues surrounding data collection in the field of healthcare, students areno longer able to undertake their own empirical research. This book is written for nursing and midwifery students completing a research project based on reviewing published literature and using secondary data. It de-mystifies the concept of literature review methodology and supports students writing up their dissertation, thesis or work-based learning project.

The book provides step-by-step guidance on:

- Identifying a research problem

- Qualitative and quantitative research design

- Literature searching

- Ethical considerations

- Analysis of secondary data

- Writing your dissertation

Through its discussion of non-empirical methods, the book also prepares students for future empirical research by providing examples of best practice in healthcare research. The book is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates who want to succeed in their nursing or midwifery research project.

Preface: about the book, chapter abstracts and how to use this book
Introduction to Research Concepts and Terminologies
Identifying the Research Problem
Research Design: Comprehensive Literature Review as a Research Methodology
Collecting Data by Searching and Sampling the Literature and Other Secondary Data Sources
Ethical Consideration When Critiquing Literature-Based Data
Analysis and Synthesis of Literature-Based Data
Presentation and Discussion of Findings
Writing Your Research Report

An excellent text that is easy to read in order for students to quickly grasp the concept of conducting a research project.

Mr Darren Brand
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Brighton University
April 3, 2014

User friendly -good reference and use of examples

Ms Lynn Greenwood
School , Bradford University
May 15, 2013

A good thorough book. Well written and structured

Mr Chris Wheable
School of Health, Wolverhampton University
April 19, 2013

This book is a must for undergraduate midwifery students who are undertaking a dissertation by literature review. It is simply written and easy to follow with a step by step process and good use of activities and examples to explain/re-enforce concepts. We have already ordered copies of this book for our library & a number of our students have purchased this book.

Fawzia Zaidi
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brighton University
April 11, 2013

comprehensive volume exploring the literature review as a research method. Good practical guidelines, clear use of language without 'dumbing down'. Ideal for the dissertation at undergraduate level where original research is not possible or permitted

Mrs Karen Thompson
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brighton University
April 10, 2013

The book gives a comprehensive guide to literature review methodology. The tables and figures are illustrative and the lay out of the book makes it easy to follow. I reccommend the book for master courses and will ask the library to order some copies.

Dr Anne Clancy
Department of Health & Social Work, Harstad University College
April 10, 2013

This is a step by step guide to undertaking a research project and is written in an easily understood format for those new to undertaking a research project.

Mrs Sharon Pagett
Nursing Department (Preston), University of Central Lancashire
April 4, 2013

A good easy to read text for undergraduate students

Joyce Marshall
Division of Maternal and Child Health, Huddersfield University
March 26, 2013

This is a good supplementary research book for a second year module. The book explains research methodology in accessible language.

Ms Jane Murphy
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
March 25, 2013

Easy texts to understand and use

Sonia Kirby
Nursing (Harold Wood), London South Bank University
March 20, 2013

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