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Understanding Nursing and Healthcare Research

Understanding Nursing and Healthcare Research

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December 2014 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book focuses on enabling students to understand what research is, why it is relevant in healthcare and how it should be applied in practice. It takes the reader step by step through the research process, from choosing research questions through to searching the literature, analysing findings and presenting the final piece of work.

Key features of the book are:

  • Tips for the best practice when reading and critiquing research.
  • Activities to test your knowledge.
  • Key points which highlight the important topics.
  • A companion website which includes a critical appraisal tool to use when assessing papers, multiple choice questions and free SAGE journal articles for students. Seminar plans and PowerPoint slides are provided to support lecturers in their teaching.

It is essential reading for all undergraduate students of nursing, midwifery and healthcare.

What is research?
The research process at a glance
What are research problems, questions, hypotheses, aims and objectives?
Searching and reviewing the literature
Getting to grips with research designs
Understanding sampling and sampling size
Ethical and legal issues in research
Rigour in research
Data collection in research
Gaining insight into data analysis
How is research disseminated and implemented?
Critically evaluating research studies

This is a clear and very easy to understand text, it provides guidence for the student in a supportive manner. I like the ease of navigation and the key points. Just one small issue though might be the lack of colour in the text although I do understand the finances behind this. But an excellent text all together

Ms Joanne O'Donnell
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Univ. of Manchester
March 12, 2015

Good text but not essential information

Mr Chris Palmer
School of Health Sciences, Nottingham University
March 9, 2015

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