Research presents a dizzying array of terms and concepts to understand. This new book gives an overview of the important elements across nursing and health research in 42 short, straightforward chapters. Drawing on a range of perspectives from contributors with diverse experience, it will help you to understand what research means, how it is done, and what conclusions you can draw from it in your practice. Topics covered range from action research to systematic review to questionnaires. Every chapter includes a case study.
It will be invaluable reading for nursing students at pre-registration level, undergraduate allied health students and for qualified practitioners needing a quick guide to the essentials.
Annette McIntosh-Scott is Executive Dean in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Chester.
Tom Mason was Professor and Head of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at the University of Chester.
Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead is Professor of Social and Health Care in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Chester.
David Coyle is a Lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University.
PART ONE: PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH IN HEALTH CARE Evidence-Based Practice and Research - Jo Rycroft-Malone Creating a Research-Based Culture in Healthcare Practice - Joyce Wilkinson The Research Journey - Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead and Becky Hall Paradigms and Philosophies - Mike Thomas Qualitative Research - Ann Bryan Quantitative Research - Charlotte Eost-Telling Mixed Methods Research - Dawn Freshwater Evaluation Research - David Coyle Service User-Led Research - Aidan Worsley Systematic Reviews - Alan Pearson Longitudinal Research - Elisabetta Ruspini Writing Research Bids - Neville J Ford with case study by Jean Mannix PART TWO: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Action Research - Chris Whitney-Cooper Case Study Research - Andy Lovell Ethnography - Annette McIntosh-Scott with case study by Jenni Templeman Ethnomethodology - Tom Mason Feminist Research - Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead Grounded Theory - Maureen Deacon Hermeneutics - Dean Garret Historical Research - Pat Starkey Narrative Research - David Coyle Observational Research - Sandra Flynn Phenomenology - David Coyle Symbolic Interactionsim - Robin James Smith Vignette Research - Dave Mercer Visual Research - Jan Woodhouse PART THREE: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS Experimental Design - Roger Watson Quasi-Experimental Design - Vimal and Nikhil Sharma Survey Research - Simon Alford Hypotheses - Stephen Fallows Measurement Instruments - Andrew Mitchell Statistics: Descriptive - Debbie Robertson Statistics: Inferential - Mike Morris Questionnaire Construction - Liane Hayes Use of Databases - Nicholas Syrotiuk PART FOUR: THE RESEARCH PROCESS Literature Review - Helen Aveyard with case study by Julie Dulson Research Design and Method - Annette McIntosh-Scott with case study by Vicky Ridgway Research Ethics - Martin Johnson Data Collection and Management - Mary Steen Data Analysis - Elizabeth Harlow Presentation and Discussion of Results - Janice Gidman Dissemination of Findings - Michael Hellenbach