The book provides step-by-step guidance on:
- Identifying a research problem
- Qualitative and quantitative research design
- Literature searching
- Ethical considerations
- Analysis of secondary data
- Writing your dissertation
Through its discussion of non-empirical methods, the book also prepares students for future empirical research by providing examples of best practice in healthcare research. The book is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates who want to succeed in their nursing or midwifery research project.