For some students, research can be a daunting and intimidating topic when beginning your degree. This lively book helps you understand why research is important, gives a straightforward account of the essential knowledge that you will need and demystifies the language and process of research. It focuses on the skills you will use throughout your degree, and how research and evidence can make a difference to the world you will encounter in practice.
* What research is
* Qualitative and quantitative approaches
* The practicalities of doing research
* Using evidence in practice.
The chapters are full of practical tools and draw on a range of student experiences, making it the perfect textbook for undergraduates.
Ruth Taylor is a Professor of Nursing and Deputy Dean at Anglia Ruskin University.
Ruth Taylor is a Professor of Nursing and Deputy Dean at Anglia Ruskin University. She had previously worked at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen for fifteen years. Her research and policy expertise relates to the student experience with a particular focus on the selection of student nurses and midwives. Her teaching expertise lies in clinical leadership, research (particularly in relation to qualitative research and case study research) and professional practice for compassionate care. In addition, she supervises students from undergraduate to doctoral levels. She has published and presented internationally. Ruth peer reviews and sits on editorial boards for a number of journals.
PART ONE: LET'S GET STARTED Introduction: The Book Roadmap Evidence-based Practice and Research The Importance of Research for Practice PART TWO: LET'S MAKE THIS WORK: SKILLS FOR RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE Core Skills for Research and Evidence-based Practice Policy in Research and Evidence-based Practice Practical Approaches for Understanding Research and Evidence-based Practice PART THREE: LET'S GET PHILOSOPHICAL The Philosophical Background to Nursing Research Qualitative and Quantitative Research Approaches Alternative and Complementary Research Approaches PART FOUR: LET'S DO RESEARCH The Research Process Qualitative Research Quantitative Research Ethics in Healthcare Research Preparation for Your Dissertation PART FIVE: LET'S IMPLEMENT RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE IN PRACTICE Using Research and Evidence in Practice PART SIX: ACHIEVING YOUR POTENTIAL Achieving Your Potential