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How to Read and Critique Research
A Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students



January 2023 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

Key features:

·       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.


 
Getting Started With Reading Research
 
A Survey Paper
 
A Generic Qualitative Research Paper
 
A Grounded Theory Paper
 
A Phenomenology Paper
 
A Randomised Controlled Trial Paper
 
A Case-Control Study Paper
 
A Mixed Methods Study Paper
 
An Integrative Review Paper
 
A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis Paper
 
In Summary

Highly recommended resource for students who are looking to develop their research literacy and critique skills. It a provides step by step guide to critically evaluating research studies, focusing on a different research method in each chapter.

Ms Charlotte Bone
Nursing, BPP University (Waterloo Campus)
April 29, 2023

An excellent text book and SO relevant for healthcare professionals, thank you!

Dr Jane Hibberd
School of Allied Health Professionals, University of East Anglia
March 18, 2023

The fact that this book clear covers the critique process for each methodology specifically, rather than generically, is extremely helpful for the students

Thelma Lackey
Institute of Nursing & Midwifery (Eastbourne), Brighton University
February 6, 2023

This book has been an invaluable resource for the curriculum. The students refer to it very often.

Mrs Edel Clare
Health & Social Sciences (Aylesbury), Bedfordshire University
July 14, 2023

Students struggle with critical appraisal of research so this is a very useful addition to their reading list. The book is well laid out and easy to follow for L6 academic writing.

Mrs Rebecca Craig
School of Health Science, Brighton University
December 20, 2023

Highly relevant to module with easy to understand material for nursing students

Mrs Caroline Jane Morton
Health and Social Care at Derby, Derby University
March 29, 2023

Fantastic resource for reading and interpreting literature. Essential for healthcare students.

Mr Dean Walker
School of Health & Social Care, Lincoln University
November 13, 2023

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.

Miss Jane Gooch
College of health and social care, Derby University
December 6, 2022
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