This book answers all your students' questions on the nursing research process. Restructured to follow their progress from being a novice nurse researcher to an experienced one, it gives them the knowledge to understand evidence-based practice and critical appraisal and to succeed in their own projects. Key features of the book are:
Updated practical coverage of key methods such as conducting a survey and a section on the Research Excellence Framework
International research examples in action
A companion website including access to journal articles and flashcards.
It is essential reading for nursing undergraduates, postgraduates and all new researchers.
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.
Part 1: Appraising research Chapter 1: Research in nursing Chapter 2: Sources of nursing knowledge Chapter 3: The research process Chapter 4: Literature searching Chapter 5: Critical appraisal Chapter 6: Literature reviewing Part 2: Preparing for research Chapter 7: Research ethics and governance Chapter 8: Researching ethically Chapter 9: Developing research questions Chapter 10: Writing a research proposal Part 3: Doing research Chapter 11: Research approaches and design Chapter 12: Sampling techniques Chapter 13: Rigour and trustworthiness in research Chapter 14: Experimental designs Chapter 15: Qualitative research approaches Chapter 16: Evaluation and outcomes-based research Chapter 17: Consensus methods Chapter 18: Action research Chapter 19: Case studies and other research approaches Chapter 20: Systematic literature reviews Chapter 21: Mixed methods Chapter 22: Survey design and questionnaires Chapter 23: Interviews Chapter 24: Observations Chapter 25: Other methods of data collection Chapter 26: Quantitative data analysis techniques Chapter 27: Qualitative data analysis techniques Part 4: Sharing research Chapter 28: Presenting and disseminating research Chapter 29: Using research in practice