Nursing Research: Designs and Methods

Nursing Research: Designs and Methods

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Edited by Roger Watson, Edited by Hugh P. McKenna, Edited by Seamus Cowman, Edited by John Keady

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  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • Format: Paperback | 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 248mm x 30mm | 898g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0443102775
  • ISBN 13: 9780443102776
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 637,653

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"Nursing Research: Designs and Methods" has been written by nurses for nurses and is research-minded, conceptually and theoretically up-to-date and student-centred. It is a comprehensive introduction to nursing research that will allow readers to build up their understanding of the research process and develop confidence in its practical application.

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"My first reaction on receiving this book for review was 'Do we really need another Nursing Research text book?' However on careful reading I am convinced that this is no ordinary volume and I believe that it will become an essential resource for students and practitioners. Indeed I have already used it in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate health care students and have recommended it to many as a comprehensive and useful source of information... In summary this publication is an excellent addition to the resources available to nursing and health care students and practitioners to enable them to understand the difficult and challenging concepts in the design and methods underpinning research." Nurse Education in Practice, July 2009

Table of contents

Section 1 Approaches to research The Nature and Language of Nursing Research Approaches to Research Participative Approaches to Research Feminist Methodology in Nursing Research Historical Research Evaluation Research Section 2 The process of research Asking Research Questions Accessing the Nursing Research Literature Synthesising Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence within a Systematic Review The Cochrane Collaboration, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis Evaluating the Literature Research Governance and Research Ethics The Research Proposal Managing a Research Project Supervising Research Students Publishing and Disseminating Research Section 3 Research designs Surveys in Nursing Research and Practice Randomised Controlled Trials Single-case Experiments Action Research Grounded Theory Nursing Research Phenomenology Ethnography The Delphi Technique Longitudinal Studies Triangulation Section 4 Data collection and analysis Interviews Focus Groups Questionnaires Observation Q Methodology in Nursing Research Narrative Research and Analysis Qualitative Data Analysis: Achieving Order out of Chaos Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis