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Succeeding in Literature Reviews and Research Project Plans for Nursing Students

Succeeding in Literature Reviews and Research Project Plans for Nursing Students


November 2019 | 248 pages | Learning Matters
Now in it's fourth edition and thoroughly updated to ensure all content is mapped to the new 2018 NMC standards, this book is a practical and readable guide to undertaking a research project plan or a literature review for final year assessment.

The book guides readers from start to finish, beginning with choosing a nursing topic and developing questions about it, then accessing and critically reviewing research literature, considering ethical issues, proposing research where applicable, and finally, writing up and completing the literature review or research proposal. The authors also explore how to translate evidence into practice and how this can improve day to day decision-making, as well as feeding into assessments.
Section 1: Getting Started
Chapter 1: Getting started on your final-year project
Section 2: Planning and preparing for your final year project
Chapter 2: Planning and undertaking a literature review or documentary analysis
Chapter 3: Planning your research proposal or dissertation
Section 3: Using and critiquing research for your final-year project
Chapter 4: Using and critiquing research methods: interviews and focus groups
Chapter 5: Analysing qualitative data
Chapter 6: Using and critiquing research methods: surveys and experimental designs
Chapter 7: Analysing quantitative data and understanding basic statistics
Chapter 8: Using and critiquing systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Chapter 9: Translating evidence into practice
Section 4: Writing and finishing
Chapter 10: Writing up your literature review and documentary analysis
Chapter 11: Writing your research proposal and dissertation

This is a very clear and simple to read book. It addresses the different aspects of preparing and writing a literature review at the end of studies for nursing students.

The different chapters are easy to read and gives the students a structured way to prepare for the literature review. It has a good mix of contemporary and seminal literature and provides the students a good base for preparing to write a literature review.

Mr Ashley Luchmun
School of Pre-Qualifying Nursing & Vocational Health Care, Bucks New University
December 2, 2019

This text is appropriate for nursing students in their 3rd year of studies when considering how to approach their final dissertation. It has everything needed to promote and plan for project success.

Mrs Lisa Jennison
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
November 20, 2019

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G.R. Williamson

Dr Graham R Williamson is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Plymouth. His clinical background is in acute medical nursing. His areas of teaching expertise are in evidence-based practice and research, as well as health policy. His research interests concern supporting students in clinical practice. He is a Core Team Member of the University’s Centre of Excellence in professional Placement Learning. More About Author

Andrew Whittaker

Andrew Whittaker is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University. He has taught nursing students since the early-nineties and teaches research skills to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has worked in adult and child mental health and was the director of a mental health voluntary organization. More About Author