Key Concepts in Nursing and Healthcare Research

Key Concepts in Nursing and Healthcare Research

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Research presents a dizzying array of terms and concepts to understand. This new book gives an overview of the important elements across nursing and health research in 42 short, straightforward chapters. Drawing on a range of perspectives from contributors with diverse experience, it will help you to understand what research means, how it is done, and what conclusions you can draw from it in your practice. Topics covered range from action research to systematic review to questionnaires. Every chapter includes a case study.

It will be invaluable reading for nursing students at pre-registration level, undergraduate allied health students and for qualified practitioners needing a quick guide to the essentials.

Annette McIntosh-Scott is Executive Dean in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Chester.

Tom Mason was Professor and Head of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at the University of Chester.

Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead is Professor of Social and Health Care in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Chester.

David Coyle is a Lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Bangor University.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 15.24mm | 260g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1446210715
  • 9781446210710
  • 1,769,584

Table of contents

Evidence-Based Practice and Research - Jo Rycroft-Malone
Creating a Research-Based Culture in Healthcare Practice - Joyce Wilkinson
The Research Journey - Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead and Becky Hall
Paradigms and Philosophies - Mike Thomas
Qualitative Research - Ann Bryan
Quantitative Research - Charlotte Eost-Telling
Mixed Methods Research - Dawn Freshwater
Evaluation Research - David Coyle
Service User-Led Research - Aidan Worsley
Systematic Reviews - Alan Pearson
Longitudinal Research - Elisabetta Ruspini
Writing Research Bids - Neville J Ford with case study by Jean Mannix
Action Research - Chris Whitney-Cooper
Case Study Research - Andy Lovell
Ethnography - Annette McIntosh-Scott with case study by Jenni Templeman
Ethnomethodology - Tom Mason
Feminist Research - Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead
Grounded Theory - Maureen Deacon
Hermeneutics - Dean Garret
Historical Research - Pat Starkey
Narrative Research - David Coyle
Observational Research - Sandra Flynn
Phenomenology - David Coyle
Symbolic Interactionsim - Robin James Smith
Vignette Research - Dave Mercer
Visual Research - Jan Woodhouse
Experimental Design - Roger Watson
Quasi-Experimental Design - Vimal and Nikhil Sharma
Survey Research - Simon Alford
Hypotheses - Stephen Fallows
Measurement Instruments - Andrew Mitchell
Statistics: Descriptive - Debbie Robertson
Statistics: Inferential - Mike Morris
Questionnaire Construction - Liane Hayes
Use of Databases - Nicholas Syrotiuk
Literature Review - Helen Aveyard with case study by Julie Dulson
Research Design and Method - Annette McIntosh-Scott with case study by Vicky Ridgway
Research Ethics - Martin Johnson
Data Collection and Management - Mary Steen
Data Analysis - Elizabeth Harlow
Presentation and Discussion of Results - Janice Gidman
Dissemination of Findings - Michael Hellenbach
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Anyone involved in healthcare, from students to senior practitioners, will find this book of use to them. As an introduction to research, by allowing the reader to understand the process by which evidence on which to base practice is gained, the book is a valuable addition to any library. However its value to the seasoned researcher requiring a quick aide memoire should also not be under-estimated. -- Allison Crocker, emergency department staff nurse, Poole General Hospital This is an authoritative and rich resource for any student or healthcare researcher to add to their list of essential resources. I recommend it with little reservation for the unique breadth it offers, rarely at the expense of practical depth given the necessary brevity. Forty-two chapters, organised in four sections divided between Research Principles, Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods and a final section on the principle steps of the Research Process. That is quite a repository of Key Concepts and the editors and contributors are to be congratulated for such an achievement. -- John Mellor-Clark, Research Consultant 'The range of concepts addressed makes this an excellent resource for those studying and undertaking research. Each chapter presents information in a clear and accessible manner as well as providing guidance for further reading. A helpful resource in its own right as well as a launch-pad for further study' -- Ruth Northway, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing, University of Glamorgan `A useful introductory text for first time researchers - it provides a "one stop shop" for a very wide range of issues.' -- Anna Walsh, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University
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