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Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Seventh Edition
  • Pam Moule - University of the West of England, UK

November 2020 | 236 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care?

Now in its 7th edition, this introductory guide provides you with a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology that you will come across when undertaking research in any course related to nursing, health and social care. The book’s easy-to-follow structure takes you from research novice to confident researcher, helping you to make sense of research and understand how it is implemented in healthcare practice.

The new edition includes:

  • Updates in line with the 2018 NMC standards, with more information on the impact of GDPR, consent and vulnerable groups, Personal and Public Involvement (PPI), and work-based projects.
  • Improved case examples of real research, with more on group work, poster presentations, research output and dissemination, literature reviews, and dissertations.
  • Upgraded activities that include reflective exercises, critical appraisal tools, a dissemination plan, and a glossary, all in the book.

This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students within the health and therapy professions, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and paramedics.

The role of research in the health and social care professions
The nature of knowledge in health and social care
Overview of the research process
Ethical issues
Searching and reviewing the literature
Research problems, aims, questions and hypotheses
Approaches to and design of research in health and social care
Understanding data collection techniques
Making sense of data analysis
Critical appraisal of health and social care research
Disseminating and implementing research

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Pam Moule

Pam Moule is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Centre for Health and Clinical Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Pam is engaged in a number of research and evaluation projects across a range of health care environments, supported by a variety of funders. Pam delivers research methods education, supervises undergraduate and masters level dissertations, and supports Doctoral students in the fields of leadership, learning and workforce. Pam has a number of publications in a range of nursing and medical journals and has published four textbooks. Pam is on the editorial board of Nurse... More About Author

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