Nursing Research Methods (Fundamentals of Applied Research)

Nursing Research Methods (Fundamentals of Applied Research)

By: Jackie Bridges (editor), Peter Griffiths (editor)Hardback

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Nursing research is a diverse discipline which draws on methods and methodologies from across the social, behavioural and biomedical sciences. Few if any of the approaches to research used within nursing are unique; however, their application within the complex milieu of nursing care has frequently raised distinctive challenges and generated novel applications. Nursing Research Methods brings together seminal sources that illustrate both the origins and the state of the art of research in nursing. The editors draw on methodological sources from outside the discipline that are influential and have shaped nursing research as well as discussions and debates about the application of particular methods within the field. The text is organised around a selection of 8-10 seminal studies which have been selected based on their significance and ability to represent the broad scope of the discipline. Studies are selected to provide a vehicle to cover key methods for nursing research and to represent some of the diversity of the research topics that constitute the discipline. Because of the wide international audience, the editors take a broad view of the 'family' of nursing to include health visiting, public health nursing and midwifery and nurse midwifery.


VOLUME ONE: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES Observational and Quasi-Experimental Research Nurse-Staffing Levels and the Quality of Care in Hospitals - Jack Needleman, Peter Buerhaus, Soeren Mattke, Maureen Stewart and Katya Zelevinsky Nurses' Reports on Hospital Care in Five Countries - Linda H. Aiken, Sean P. Clarke, Douglas M. Sloane, Julie A. Sochalski, Reinhard Busse, Heather Clarke, Phyllis Giovannetti, Jennifer Hunt, Anne Marie Rafferty and Judith Shamian Outcomes of Variation in Hospital Nurse Staffing in English Hospitals: Cross-sectional analysis of survey data and discharge records - Anne Marie Rafferty, Sean P. Clarke, James Coles, Jane Ball, Philip James, Martin McKee and Linda H. Aiken Florence Nightingale Gets No Respect: As a statistician that is - D. Neuhauser Hospital Construction and Management - C. Robinson Problems and Methods in Research - Kerr L. White Generating New Knowledge from Existing Data: The use of large data sets for nursing research - Tracy Magee, Susan M. Lee, Karen K. Giuliano and Barbara Munro 'Failure to Rescue' as a Measure of Quality of Hospital Care: The limitations of secondary diagnosis coding in English hospital data - Martin McKee, James Coles and Philip James Registered Nurse Staffing and Patient Outcomes in Acute Care: Looking back, pushing forward - Sean P. Clarke Why We Need Observational Studies to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Health Care - Nick Black The Causal Assumptions of Quasi-Experimental Practice - Thomas D. Cook and Donald T. Campbell Controlled Trials Patient Outcomes for the Chronically Critically Ill: Special care unit versus intensive care unit - Ellen B. Rudy, Barbara J. Daly, Sara Douglas, Hugo D. Montenegro, Rhayun Song and Mary Ann Dyer Therapeutic Nursing or Unblocking Beds? A randomised controlled trial of a post-acute intermediate care unit - Andrea Steiner, Bronagh Walsh, Ruth M. Pickering, Rose Wiles, Jilly Ward and Julia I. Brooking Substitution of a Nursing-Led Inpatient Unit for Acute Services: Randomized controlled trial of outcomes and cost of nursing-led intermediate care - Peter Griffiths, Ruth Harris, Gerald Richardson, Nancy Hallett, Shelley Heard and Jenifer Wilson-Barnett Threats to Validity in Randomized Clinical Trials - Louis Fogg and Deborah Gross Statistics Notes: How to randomise - Douglas G. Altman and J. Martin Bland Treatment Effectiveness Research and Design Sensitivity - Mark W. Lipsey The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT): Guidelines for reporting randomized trials - Jill A. Bennett Nursing-Led In-Patient Units for Intermediate Care: A survey of multidisciplinary discharge planning practice - Peter Griffiths The Experiment: Is it worthwhile? - Jenifer Wilson-Barnett Scales and Measures The Nursing Stress Scale: Development of an instrument - Pamela Gray-Toft and James G. Anderson A Japanese Version of the Perceived Stress Scale: Translation and preliminary test - Chizu Mimura and Peter Griffiths Assessing Cross-Cultural Validity of Scales: A methodological review and illustrative example - Jason W. Beckstead, Chiu-Yueh Yang and Cecile A. Lengacher Development of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index - Eileen T. Lake Is the Nursing Work Index Measuring Up? Moving beyond estimating reliability to testing validity - Greta G. Cummings, Leslie Hayduk and Carole A. Estabrooks VOLUME TWO: QUALITATIVE APPROACHES Grounded Theory Myth of Empowerment in Chronic Illness - Barbara Paterson Discovery of Substantive Theory: A basic strategy underlying qualitative research - Barney G. Glaser and Anselm L. Strauss Qualitative Data as a Potential Source of Theory in Nursing - Margaret Jacobson Producing 'Plausible Stories': Interviewing student nurses - Kath M. Melia Grounded Theory in the 21st Century: Applications for advancing social justice studies - Kathy Charmaz Ethnography Doing Occupational Demarcation: The 'boundary-work' of nurse managers in a district general hospital - Davina Allen The Ethnographic Approach and Nursing Research - Antoinette T. Ragucci Ethnographic Evidence: The value of applied ethnography in healthcare - Jan Savage Ethnomethodological Insights into Insider-Outsider Relationships in Nursing Ethnographies of Healthcare Settings - Davina Allen Applications of Performance Ethnography in Nursing - Carrol A.M. Smith and Agatha M. Gallo (Re)Writing Ethnography: The unsettling questions for nursing research raised by post-structural approaches to 'the field' - Trudy Rudge Narrative Research How People with Motor Neurone Disease Talk about Living with Their Illness: A narrative study - Janice Brown and Julia Addington-Hall Telling Stories: Narrative approaches in qualitative research - Margarete Sandelowski Narrative Methods in Quality Improvement Research - T. Greenhalgh, J. Russell and D. Swinglehurst One Voice, Different Tunes: Issues raised by dual analysis of a segment of qualitative data - Jan Savage Telling a Story, Writing a Narrative: Terminology in health care - John Wiltshire Narrative Turn or Blind Alley? - Paul Atkinson Phenomenology Nursing, Morality, and Emotions: Phase I and Phase II clinical trials and patients with cancer - Meinir Krishnasamy Quality of Life: A phenomenological perspective on explanation, prediction, and understanding in nursing science - Patricia Benner Phenomenologies as Research Methodologies for Nursing: From philosophy to researching practice - Jocalyn Lawler Action Research Older People in Accident and Emergency: The use of action research to explore the interface between services in an acute hospital - Jackie Bridges and Julienne Meyer Frontiers in Group Dynamics: Channels of group life; social planning and action research - Kurt Lewin An Assessment of the Scientific Merits of Action Research - Gerald I. Susman and Roger D. Evered Using Qualitative Methods in Health Related Action Research - Julienne Meyer Quality in Qualitative Research Rationale and Standards for the Systematic Review of Qualitative Literature in Health Services Research - Jennie Popay, Anne Rogers and Gareth Williams Sample Size in Qualitative Research - Margarete Sandelowski Rigor or Rigor Mortis: The problem of rigor in qualitative research revisited - Margarete Sandelowski Establishing the Credibility of Qualitative Research Findings: The plot thickens - John R. Cutcliffe and Hugh P. McKenna The Newfound Credibility of Qualitative Research? Tales of technical essentialism and co-option - Rosaline S. Barbour VOLUME THREE: MIXED METHODS, INTEGRATION AND SYNTHESIS Case Studies Determinants in the Development of Advanced Nursing Practice: A case study of primary-care settings in Hong Kong - Sheila Twinn, David R. Thompson, Violeta Lopez, Diana T.F. Lee and Ann T.Y. Shiu A Case for Case Studies: Exploring the use of case study design in community nursing research - Ann Bergen and Alison While Practical Considerations in Case Study Research: The relationship between methodology and process - Ann McDonnell, Myfanwy Lloyd Jones and Susan Read Case Study: A bridge across the paradigms - Lauretta Luck, Debra Jackson and Kim Usher The Case for Case Studies in Nursing Research: The problem of generalization - Keith Sharp Comparison of Findings from a Single Case in Relation to Those from a Systematic Review of Action Research - Julienne Meyer, Karen Spilsbury and Jacqui Prieto Critical Incident Technique Developing Flanagan's Critical Incident Technique to Elicit Indicators of High and Low Quality Nursing Care from Patients and Their Nurses - Ian J. Norman, Sally J. Redfern, Deborah A. Tomalin and Sarah Oliver Critical Incident Technique: A clarification - Nancy Kathleen Grant, Marlene Reimer and Nina Hrycak The Critical Incident Technique - John C. Flanagan Fifty Years of the Critical Incident Technique: 1954-2004 and Beyond - Lee D. Butterfield, William A. Borgen, Norman E. Amundson and Asa-Sophia T. Maglio Perspectives and Mixed Methods A Model for Evaluating the Context of Nursing Care Delivery - Janet Houser A History of Evaluation in 281/2 Pages - Ray Pawson and Nick Tilley Designing and Evaluating Complex Interventions to Improve Health Care - Neil C. Campbell, Elizabeth Murray, Janet Darbyshire, Jon Emery, Andrew Farmer, Frances Griffiths, Bruce Guthrie, Helen Lester, Phil Wilson and Ann Louise Kinmonth Strategies for Theorizing from Process Data - Ann Langley Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling, Data Collection, and Analysis Techniques in Mixed-Method Studies - Margarete Sandelowski Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research: How is it done? - Alan Bryman A New Foundation for Methodological Triangulation - Mark W. Risjord, Sandra B. Dunbar and Margaret F. Moloney Systematic Review and Research Synthesis Adapting to and Managing Diabetes - Barbara L. Paterson, Sally Thorne and Marilyn Dewis Infant Sleeping Position and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Systematic review of observational studies and historical review of recommendations from 1940 to 2002 - Ruth Gilbert, Georgia Salanti, Melissa Harden and Sarah See Bed Rest: A potentially harmful treatment needing more careful evaluation systematic reviews in nursing - Chris Allen, Paul Glasziou and Chris Del MarJacqueline Droogan and Nicky Cullum Systematic Reviews: Gatekeepers of nursing knowledge - David Evans and Alan Pearson Metasynthesis: The state of the art - so far - Deborah L. Finfgeld Methodological Strategies for the Identification and Synthesis of 'Evidence' to Support Decision-Making in Relation to Complex Healthcare Systems and Practices - Angus Forbes and Peter Griffiths Including Qualitative Research in Systematic Reviews: Opportunities and problems - Mary Dixon-Woods, Ray Fitzpatrick and Karen Roberts Concepts, Analysis and the Development of Nursing Knowledge: The evolutionary cycle - Beth L. Rodgers

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  • Number Of Pages: 1288
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