Succeeding in Literature Reviews and Research Project Plans for Nursing Students

Succeeding in Literature Reviews and Research Project Plans for Nursing Students

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This book is a practical and readable guide that will show you how to successfully complete a literature review or research project plan as part of your final year assessment. It guides you through all the necessary stages from start to finish, beginning with preparation and planning, using and critiquing research and finally writing up and completing your project. Key features -Guides you through all necessary stages: preparing, undertaking and writing up the literature review or project plan -Extremely user friendly with case studies, examples and activities that bring the book to life -Explains the importance of research and demonstrates how and where a literature review or project plan fits in -Linked to the lastest NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clustersshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 12mm | 379.99g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • Learning Matters Ltd
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • 144628283X
  • 9781446282830
  • 566,681

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With such a plethora and variations in quality of published research, nursing students may feel overwhelmed and struggle to know where to begin or how to evaluate the best available evidence. While the title of this book suggests that it aims to help nursing students to undertake a literature review or a research project, it is also a helpful guide to any nurse who wants a better understanding of how to approach research literature or to begin to undertake research themselves. -- Laurence Leonard, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queens University Belfast I think the way in which this book, in keeping with others in this series, maps directly to NMC Essential Skills Clusters and Competency Framework makes it a clear and direct benefit to under-graduate pre-registration nursing students. I commend the extensive and useful reading suggested at the end of each chapter and I find many of the web sites particularly helpful. [...] As someone who teaches undergraduate, pre-registration students on a third year Evidence Based Practice module, which requires the completion of a 5000 word literature review, I can certainly recommend this book to nursing students who have to complete any similar project. Anyone (nurse or otherwise), who has to complete any research based modules on a post-graduate programme will derive benefit from this book. -- Ed Shields, Nurse Lecturer, Queen's University Belfastshow more

About G. R. Williamson

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 more

Table of contents

IntroductionSection 1 Getting StartedGetting started on your final year projectSection 2 Planning and preparing for your final year projectPlanning and undertaking a literature review or documentary analysisPlanning your research proposal or dissertationSection 3 Using and critiquing research for your final year projectUsing and critiquing research methods: interviews and focus groupsAnalysing qualitative dataUsing and critiquing research methods: surveys and experimental designsSection 4 Writing up and finishingWriting up your literature review and documentary analysisWriting your research proposal and dissertationConclusionshow more

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