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 ...

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Overview

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 Mc Intosh-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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Editorial Reviews

Anna Walsh and Ruth Northway
‘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

'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

Anna Walsh
‘A useful introductory text for first time researchers – it provides a “one stop shop” for a very wide range of issues.’
Ruth Northway
'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'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446210703
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/14/2013
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH IN HEALTH CARE
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
PART TWO: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Action Research - Chris Whitney-Cooper
Case Study Research - Andy Lovell
Ethnography - Annette Mc Intosh-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
PART THREE: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
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
PART FOUR: THE RESEARCH PROCESS
Literature Review - Helen Aveyard with case study by Julie Dulson
Research Design and Method - Annette Mc Intosh-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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