Succeeding in Research Project Plans and Literature Reviews for Nursing Students

Succeeding in Research Project Plans and Literature Reviews for Nursing Students

Paperback Transforming Nursing Practice

By (author) Graham R. Williamson, By (author) Andrew Whittaker

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  • Publisher: Learning Matters Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 16mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 6 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Exeter
  • ISBN 10: 085725264X
  • ISBN 13: 9780857252647
  • Sales rank: 495,765

Product description

This book is a practical, user friendly text designed specifically for those undertaking dissertations or research projects in the final year of nursing programmes. Research forms a central part of nursing degrees, and final year dissertations are often based on literature searching and writing research project proposals. This book addresses the need for a clear and practical text to guide students from the initial stage of deciding on a research topic, completing a literature review and designing their research, through to choosing data collection and analysis methods, and finally writing up their project proposal or dissertation.

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Author information

Dr Graham R Williamson is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Plymouth. His clinical background is in acute medical nursing. His areas of teaching expertise are in evidence-based practice and research, as well as health policy. His research interests concern supporting students in clinical practice. He is a Core Team Member of the University's Centre of Excellence in professional Placement Learning. Andrew Whittaker is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University. He has taught nursing students since the early-nineties and teaches research skills to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has worked in adult and child mental health and was the director of a mental health voluntary organization.

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'This book is a gem for students undertaking a research project or literature review in their last year of undergraduate nursing. It guides you through the necessary stages of preparing and writing. I think it will benefit nursing students enormously.' Fiona Burden, third year student, Canterbury Christ Church University

Table of contents

Introduction PART ONE: GETTING STARTED Getting Started on Your Final-Year Project PART TWO: PLANNING AND PREPARING FOR YOUR FINAL-YEAR PROJECT Planning and Undertaking a Literature Review Planning Your Research Proposal or Dissertation PART THREE: USING AND CRITIQUING RESEARCH FOR YOUR FINAL-YEAR PROJECT Using and Critiquing Research Methods: Interviews and Focus Groups Analyzing Qualitative Data Using and Critiquing Research Methods: Questionnaire Surveys and Experimental Designs Analyzing Quantitative Data and Understanding Basic Statistics Using and Critiquing Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis PART FOUR: WRITING AND FINISHING Writing up Your Literature Review and Documentary Analysis Writing Your Research Proposal and Dissertation Conclusion