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Research Methods for Nurses and Midwives

Research Methods for Nurses and Midwives
Theory and Practice

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December 2016 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book is the only research methods book you need to succeed whilst studying nursing and midwifery.


Ideal for all pre and beyond registration nurses, this book has everything you need to know about consuming, critiquing and using research; it then builds on this foundation to develop these ideas into workable practice for real-world research.


Inspired by over 25 years combined experience, the authors have structured the book around the complimentary spheres of theory and practice and take you through each step of the research process, demonstrating how to choose a question, design your research proposal, collect data, analyse your findings and write up your research.


It explores:


·         Evidence-based research

·         Literature and systematic reviews

·         Ethics

·         Secondary Data

·         Research design

·         Methodologies and individual methods

·         Data analysis – quantitative and qualitative


Interwoven with case studies and embracing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods alike, this balanced textbook provides an introduction to a wide range of theories and methods and is packed full of material specially created to meet student and instructor needs.


Whether you are new to research methods or returning to formal education and hoping to conduct your own research, this book is your ideal companion.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Research in Nursing and Midwifery
Chapter 2: Evidence-based Practice
Chapter 3: The Development of Nursing and Midwifery Knowledge
Chapter 4: Quantitative Methodologies: An Overview
Chapter 5: Qualitative Methodologies: An Overview
Chapter 6: Mixed Methodologies: An Overview
Chapter 7: Randomised Controlled Trials
Chapter 8: Qualitative Methods
Chapter 9: Surveys, Action Research and Historical Research
Chapter 10: Systematic Reviews
Chapter 11: Research Design
Chapter 12: The Research Process
Chapter 13: Literature Review: Identifying and Sourcing the Literature
Chapter 14: Literature Review: Reviewing the Narrative Data
Chapter 15: Sampling
Chapter 16: Quantitative Methods of Data Collection
Chapter 17: Qualitative Methods of Data Collection
Chapter 18: Research Governance in Clinical Research: Addressing Ethical Issues
Chapter 19: Quantitative Data Anaysis: Measures of Clinical Effectiveness
Chapter 20: Managing and Analysing Qualitative Data
Chapter 21: Rigour
Chapter 22: Evaluating Research
Chapter 23: Writing Up and Disseminating Your Research
Chapter 24: Using Research in Clinical Practice
Chapter 25: Writing a Professional Research Proposal
Chapter 26: Where Do I Go from Here?

An inspiring nursing and midwifery text that expertly connects research with practice. Complex research terminology is deconstructed to promote meaning and relevance. The web and think point activities skilfully link theory to practice transforming words into reality. 

Elaine Bell
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Flinders University of South Australia

This is one of the most practical and engaging research text-books I have encountered.  Harvey and Land stepped into the challenge of laying the foundations for novice researchers while at the same time delving into the sophisticated and complex philosophical frameworks that inform varied research traditions. In this they have produced a unique resource. From the outset the text establishes the relevance of research to everyday practice. It inspires nurses and midwives in direct practice to pay attention to the tensions and questions that arise for them.  The book is designed to be interactive and to stimulate interest.  It provides skills for both readers of research and those professionals interested in being involved in conducting research. It is a comprehensive resource to support teaching and learning.

Janet Rankin
Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Calgary

Excellent content for our nursing and midwifery students for their final year dissertation. Loved the layout from parts I to V. Already shared with couple of my students and received excellent feedback. Will definitively add to their essential reading. 10/10

Mrs Yemi Onilude
Faculty of Education & Health, Greenwich University
June 24, 2020

This book is a valuable resource to help health care students to understand different types of research and the importance of conducting research in an ethical manner. Students found this easy to read

Mrs Michele Ponting
Access to Higher Education, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
May 15, 2018

Clear as an overall textbook for students beginning their Journey into research

Ms Sarah Jane Lewis-Tulett
Institute of Nursing and Midwifery, Brighton University
November 24, 2016

excellent book which was easy to read.

Mrs lyn M Jones
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
November 22, 2016

An easy to read for students
Provides students with essentials of research from both paradigms
Can be used by research beginners as well as experienced researchers
A good resource for Lecturers teaching research

Mr Moses Murandu
Nursing and Midwifery (Walsall), Wolverhampton University
November 15, 2016

This was very good at providing definitions for the students

Mrs Kirsty Fishburn
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
May 29, 2017

Very engaging and easy to read book. The book gives students a basic understanding of health research methods and it is useful for both students who are at the beginning of their research expertise and those who wish to refresh their research skills. The book is also useful to support dissertation students.

Mr Alfonso Pezzella
Dept of Mental Health, Social Work, Middlesex University
February 27, 2017

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