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Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care

Sixth Edition
  • Pam Moule - University of the West of England, UK
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January 2018 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health, and social care?

Now in its Sixth Edition, this easy to read guide provides a concise overview of different research methods and terminology, and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice.

The new Sixth Edition includes:
  • Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countries
  • Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvement
  • Chapter learning outcomes and key points 
  • A companion website featuring an interactive glossary, reflective exercises, FREE access to SAGE journal articles for students, SAGE videos, seminar notes for lecturers, and more!
This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.

Chapter 1: The Role of Research in the Health and Social Care Professions
Chapter 2: The Nature of Knowledge in Health and Social Care
Chapter 3: Overview of the Research Process
Chapter 4: Ethical Issues
Chapter 5: Searching and Reviewing the Literature
Chapter 6: Approaches to and Design of Research in Health and Social Care
Chapter 7: Research Problems, Aims, Questions and Hypotheses
Chapter 8: Sampling
Chapter 9: Understanding Data Collection Techniques
Chapter 10: Making Sense of Data Analysis
Chapter 11: Critical Appraisal of Health and Social Care Research
Chapter 12: Disseminating and Implementing Research

The book is suitable for newcomers to research with no prior knowledge, hoping to access an introductory guide as a starting point or useful overview. Undergraduates in health sciences wishing to access an introduction to the research process or anyone wishing to dip their toe into the field of research will find this book helpful.

Liz Charalambous
University of Nottingham
Nursing Times

This is a real must have for anyone interested or completing a course on research at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Moule presents a very nice overview of the research methods with the methodologies detailed in a logical format. The presentation of the information which includes commencing each chapter with learning outcomes accumulating in key points adds to the readability of this book.

Nerys Bolton
Journal of Perioperative Practice

This book will be useful to students undertaking professional degrees in the relevant professions, and particularly for nursing and other health professions. The content helps to de-mystify what research is, and why its findings are essential for professional practice.

Patricia Higham

A very easy to read and accessible book for SW student in understanding reseach

Mrs Toni Benaton
Health and Social Care at Derby, Derby University
July 15, 2019

Bread, easy to read and use resource for busy staff and students.

Mrs Naresh Lane
Health, Northampton College
June 10, 2018

A clear, well presented introductory book for students in their first year of university and for those students new to research terminology and methodologies.

Ms angela thompson
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University
February 5, 2018

A very useful and informative text

Mr Phillip Morgan
Faculty of Education and Training, University of Wales, Trinity St David
February 5, 2018

This is an excellent book for undergraduate dissertation students. it is compact and easy to read and refer to key issues.

Alison Hasselder
School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
December 8, 2017