How to Read and Critique Research
A Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students
- Helen Aveyard - Oxford Brookes University, UK
- Nancy Preston - Lancaster University
- Morag Farquhar - University of East Anglia, UK
Do you find research challenging to read? Do you struggle to get to grips with a research paper?
Understanding, critiquing and using research is a key requirement of students studying nursing and healthcare. This bookwill equip you with the skills you need to understand research and use it in your practice and academic assignments.
The approach used in this book is unique: each chapter focuses on a published research paper – one you might be asked to read for a seminar or include in your academic work. In clear, straightforward language, the authors take you through each paper step by step, using it as a basis for exploring the underpinning research method or design, and how it has been reported.
· Each chapter focuses on a different research method by working through a relevant research paper
· Identifies the main skills you need for your course: understanding research methods and critiquing articles
· Written specifically for nursing and healthcare students by experienced nursing and health care lecturers
· Develops your confidence in understanding research by helping you to apply your knowledge to real research papers.
This is an ideal text for undergraduate nursing and paramedic students reading and learning to appraise research. This is pitched at the right level and students will find this extremely helpful as they develop these appraisal skills.
This is a practical textbook for students which does exactly what it says in the title -demonstrates how to read and critique research. Using examples, it leads the student through the process and is an essential textbook for any research module.
I am excited for this book release, as I find the work by Helen Aveyard incredibly helpful and aligned to teachers/students' requirements.
The chapter 3 is very well written, it provides an excellent overview on generic qualitative research. It provides key words, examples and a contemporary approach which will certainly benefit both undergraduate and postgraduate students and lecturers alike.
This book is an ideal introduction to research and methodologies used for undergraduate healthcare students as it provides clear, systematic discussions throughout, building knowledge and understanding. It is also well placed further develop healthcare professionals understanding of research.
An excellent text book and SO relevant for healthcare professionals, thank you!
The fact that this book clear covers the critique process for each methodology specifically, rather than generically, is extremely helpful for the students
Excellent book for undergraduate health and social care students. It will help them navigate researching for assignments in a well-organised way, and overcome the 'fear' of reading through articles.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Getting started with reading research