What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 6th edition, this easy to read guide keeps on providing a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice.
The new edition includes:
o Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countries
o Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvement
o Chapter learning outcomes and key points
o A companion website featuring an interactive glossary, reflective exercises and free access to SAGE journal articles for students, as well as SAGE videos and seminar notes for lecturers and more
This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.
Pam Moule is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Centre for Health and Clinical Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Pam is engaged in a number of research and evaluation projects across a range of health care environments, supported by a variety of funders. Pam delivers research methods education, supervises undergraduate and masters level dissertations, and supports Doctoral students in the fields of leadership, learning and workforce. Pam has a number of publications in a range of nursing and medical journals and has published four textbooks. Pam is on the editorial board of Nurse Education Today and reviews papers for a number of nursing and health care journals.
Chapter 1: The Role of Research in the Health and Social Care Professions Chapter 2: The Nature of Knowledge in Health and Social Care Chapter 3: Overview of the Research Process Chapter 4: Ethical Issues Chapter 5: Searching and Reviewing the Literature Chapter 6: Approaches to and Design of Research in Health and Social Care Chapter 7: Research Problems, Aims, Questions and Hypotheses Chapter 8: Sampling Chapter 9: Understanding Data Collection Techniques Chapter 10: Making Sense of Data Analysis Chapter 11: Critical Appraisal of Health and Social Care Research Chapter 12: Disseminating and Implementing Research