‘The perfect text for any health care professional who wishes to gain a sound understanding of research…This text succeeds where others fail in terms of the thoroughness of the research process and the accessible style in which the material is presented. In an age when nursing and health care research is going from strength to strength this book offers those in the world of academia and practice an excellent and essential 'bible' that is a must on any bookshelf’
Dr Aisha Holloway, Lecturer Adult Health, Division of Nursing, The University of Nottingham
‘a book that helps you each step of the way. A very understandable and enjoyable publication’
Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal
‘key reference resource that students of research can use at various levels of study. It is comprehensive, user friendly and very easy to read and make sense of’
Gillian E Lang, Amazon reviewer
The sixth edition of this book reflects significant developments in nursing research in recent years, ensuring the reader is provided with the very latest information on research processes and methods. It continues to explore how to undertake research as well as evaluating and using research findings in clinical practice, in a way that is suitable for both novice researchers and those with more experience.
Divided into six sections, the chapters are ordered in a logical fashion that also allows the reader to dip in and out. The first two sections of the book provide a comprehensive background to research in nursing. The third section presents a variety of qualitative and quantitative approaches, both new and well-established. The final three sections then look at collecting and making sense of the resulting data and putting the research findings into clinical practice.
- Summarises key points at the start of each chapter to guide you through
- Includes contributions from a wide range of experts in the field
- Accessible but doesn’t shrink away from complex debates and technical issues
New to this edition:
- Accompanying website (www.wiley.com/go/gerrish)
- Ten completely new chapters including Narrative Research, Mixed Methods and Using Research in Clinical Practice
- ‘Research Example’ boxes from a wide variety of research types