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Nursing Research
An Introduction

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November 2013 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Nursing Research: An Introduction answers all your questions on the nursing research process. It gives you the knowledge you need to understand nursing research, evidence-based practice and critical appraisal so you can complete your own project and excel in your studies.

Key features of the book are:

  • Detailed, practical coverage of key methods such as how to do a literature review or conduct a survey so that you are able to do your own research.
  • A wealth of examples of research in action so you can see how it works in practice.
  • Reflective exercises to help you critically engage with what is being discussed.
  • A companion website including free access to relevant journal articles and flashcards to help you remember key terms, as well as resources to help lecturers deliver research courses.

It will be essential reading for nursing undergraduates, postgraduates and all new researchers.

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.

Margaret Goodman is part-time Senior Lecturer in Research, based in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Coventry.

 
Research in nursing
 
Sources of nursing knowledge
 
The research process
 
Research ethics and governance
 
Researching ethically
 
Developing research questions
 
Literature searching
 
Critical appraisal
 
Literature reviewing
 
Writing a research proposal
 
Research approaches and design
 
Rigour and trustworthiness in research
 
Experimental designs
 
Qualitative research approaches
 
Evaluation and outcomes-based research
 
Consensus methods
 
Action research
 
Other research designs
 
Systematic literature reviews
 
Sampling techniques
 
Mixed methods
 
Survey design and questionnaires
 
Interviews
 
Observations
 
Other methods of data collection
Mollie Gilchrist and Chris Wright
Quantitative data analysis techniques
 
Qualitative data analysis techniques
 
Presenting and disseminating research
 
Using research in practice

Supplements

‘This is a very comprehensive text – it enables the novice researcher to have a good grasp of the research process and the methodologies that can be employed in their own field of practice. I would recommend this book to my students who are embarking on their first adventure in research. It is well presented and beautifully written.’

Joanna O'Donnell
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester

'This textbook is a comprehensive guide introducing the novice nurse researcher to some of the main techniques and skills necessary to understand and carry out nursing research. It’s 29 chapters cover key aspects of nursing research introducing the reader to the research design, process, dissemination and implementation.'

'This book would be of value to student nurses (undergraduate and postgraduate) and all new nurse researchers as a guide to lead them through developing a research proposal, or as an aid to stimulate engagement with research through the ability to critically appraise and use research in practice.'
-Kim Shrieves, Nursing Times

Kim Shrieves
Nursing Times
Nursing Times

...This book is structured systematically and clearly allowing the reader to delve in and out of the chapters as needed and referring you to other relevant chapters as appropriate...This book would be of value to student nurses (undergraduate and postgraduate) and all new nurse researchers as a guide to lead them through developing a research proposal, or as an aid to stimulate engagement with research through the ability to critically appraise and use research in practice. 

Kim Shrieves, BSc (hons) child health nursing, RN (Child, Band 6 Paediatric Research Nurse.
Nursing Times

It will allow a deeper understanding for my learners around health.

Mr gurjit singh bhatoy
Education , Stourbridge College
June 10, 2016

Provides a good foundation for level 4 student midwifery students new to the research process

Mrs Maxine Chapman
School of Health, Northampton University
March 17, 2016

Although very comprehensive in its approach, this book is not sufficiently different from already adopted books on research methodology in order for us to adopt it.
For Institutions who have yet to decide on a introductory volume on the topic, this book is however recommended.

Mr Michael Klingenberg
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University
February 29, 2016

This book is very user friendly and applicable to both undergraduate and post graduate students who are not familiar with research. While the chapter on research approaches are clearly written and easy to follow, the chapter on critical appraisal is particularly helpful. It provides the student with footholds to enable them to view deconstruct research papers. This is certainly a challenge for students at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.

Dr Philip Esterhuizen
School of Healthcare, Leeds University
July 3, 2015

This is an excellent book for students introduction to research. It also comes with very useful support for lecturers. Highly recommended!

Thelma Lackey
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brighton University
June 10, 2015

I have shared this book with our nursing research leads and they have recommended this to other colleagues. It is easy to read engages and inspires you.

Mrs Cheryl Brewerton
Education, Marie Curie Hospice
May 15, 2015

Apologies I forgot to review this sooner. I just had a look and it looks like a very useful text that I can recommend as an extra resource for my current masters students.

Catherine Comiskey
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin
March 30, 2015

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One: Research in Nursing


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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

Margaret Goodman

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