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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Table of Contents
PART ONE: PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCH IN HEALTH CAREEvidence-Based Practice and Research - Jo Rycroft-MaloneCreating a Research-Based Culture in Healthcare Practice - Joyce WilkinsonThe Research Journey - Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead and Becky HallParadigms and Philosophies - Mike ThomasQualitative Research - Ann BryanQuantitative Research - Charlotte Eost-TellingMixed Methods Research - Dawn FreshwaterEvaluation Research - David CoyleService User-Led Research - Aidan WorsleySystematic Reviews - Alan PearsonLongitudinal Research - Elisabetta Ruspini Writing Research Bids - Neville J Ford with case study by Jean MannixPART TWO: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODSAction Research - Chris Whitney-CooperCase Study Research - Andy LovellEthnography - Annette Mc Intosh-Scott with case study by Jenni Templeman Ethnomethodology - Tom MasonFeminist Research - Elizabeth Mason-WhiteheadGrounded Theory - Maureen DeaconHermeneutics - Dean GarretHistorical Research - Pat StarkeyNarrative Research - David CoyleObservational Research - Sandra FlynnPhenomenology - David CoyleSymbolic Interactionsim - Robin James SmithVignette Research - Dave MercerVisual Research - Jan WoodhousePART THREE: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODSExperimental Design - Roger WatsonQuasi-Experimental Design - Vimal and Nikhil SharmaSurvey Research - Simon Alford Hypotheses - Stephen FallowsMeasurement Instruments - Andrew MitchellStatistics: Descriptive - Debbie RobertsonStatistics: Inferential - Mike Morris Questionnaire Construction - Liane HayesUse of Databases - Nicholas Syrotiuk PART FOUR: THE RESEARCH PROCESSLiterature Review - Helen Aveyard with case study by Julie DulsonResearch Design and Method - Annette Mc Intosh-Scott with case study by Vicky Ridgway Research Ethics - Martin JohnsonData Collection and Management - Mary SteenData Analysis - Elizabeth HarlowPresentation and Discussion of Results - Janice GidmanDissemination of Findings - Michael Hellenbach