This book is the only research methods book you need to succeed whilst studying nursing and midwifery.
Ideal for all pre and beyond registration nurses, this book has everything you need to know about consuming, critiquing and using research; it then builds on this foundation to develop these ideas into workable practice for real-world research.
Inspired by over 25 years combined experience, the authors have structured the book around the complimentary spheres of theory and practice and take you through each step of the research process, demonstrating how to choose a question, design your research proposal, collect data, analyse your findings and write up your research.
· Evidence-based research
· Literature and systematic reviews
· Secondary Data
· Research design
· Methodologies and individual methods
· Data analysis – quantitative and qualitative
Interwoven with case studies and embracing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods alike, this balanced textbook provides an introduction to a wide range of theories and methods and is packed full of material specially created to meet student and instructor needs.
Whether you are new to research methods or returning to formal education and hoping to conduct your own research, this book is your ideal companion.
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About the Author
Dr Merryl Harvey qualified as a nurse in 1982. After qualifying as a midwife in 1984, her area of practice was neonatal intensive care. Merryl’s clinical career culminated in her working as a clinical teacher and this in turn led her to take up a post at Birmingham City University. Initially this was to run the post-registration neonatal intensive care course. In more recent years Merryl has been seconded to work on a number of large-scale, funded research projects which have focused on aspects of parenting and preterm birth. She secured the Bliss Research Fellow post based at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (2004-2007). Her MSc explored aspects of the neonatal nurse practitioner role and her Ph D explored fathers experiences the birth and immediate care of their baby. Merryl has a strong journal publication history and co-authored a text on fatherhood in relation to midwifery and neonatal practice which was published in 2012. Merryl is now a Reader in Nursing and her main role at the University is as Chair of the Faculty Academic Ethics Committee. She is also co-lead of the Family Health Research Cluster.
Overview of research interests; Professional practice and organization of health care, Wound Care, Individualized Nursing Care, Service user evaluation and Evaluation of professional practice.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONSChapter 1: Introduction to Research in Nursing and MidwiferyChapter 2: Evidence-based PracticeChapter 3: The Development of Nursing and Midwifery KnowledgeChapter 4: Quantitative Methodologies: An OverviewChapter 5: Qualitative Methodologies: An OverviewChapter 6: Mixed Methodologies: An OverviewPART TWO: UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGNS: THE THEORYChapter 7: Randomised Controlled TrialsChapter 8: Qualitative MethodsChapter 9: Surveys, Action Research and Historical ResearchChapter 10: Systematic ReviewsChapter 11: Research DesignPART THREE: UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGNS: THE PRACTICEChapter 12: The Research ProcessChapter 13: Literature Review: Identifying and Sourcing the LiteratureChapter 14: Literature Review: Reviewing the Narrative DataChapter 15: SamplingChapter 16: Quantitative Methods of Data CollectionChapter 17: Qualitative Methods of Data CollectionChapter 18: Research Governance in Clinical Research: Addressing Ethical IssuesPART FOUR: DATA ANALYSIS AND EVALUATIONChapter 19: Quantitative Data Anaysis: Measures of Clinical EffectivenessChapter 20: Managing and Analysing Qualitative DataChapter 21: RigourChapter 22: Evaluating ResearchPART FIVE: RESEARCH IN ACTION: DISSEMINATION AND APPLICATIONChapter 23: Writing Up and Disseminating Your ResearchChapter 24: Using Research in Clinical PracticeChapter 25: Writing a Professional Research ProposalChapter 26: Where Do I Go from Here?