Research Methods for Nurses and Midwives
Theory and Practice
- Merryl Harvey - Birmingham City University, UK
- Lucy Land - Birmingham City University, UK
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.
· Evidence-based research
· Literature and systematic reviews
· 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.
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.
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.
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
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
Clear as an overall textbook for students beginning their Journey into research
excellent book which was easy to read.
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
This was very good at providing definitions for the students
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.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Harvey - Research Methods for Nurses and Midwives - Chapter 1