Action Research in Nursing and Healthcare
- G.R. Williamson - University of Plymouth, UK
- Loretta Bellman - Greenwich University, UK
- Jonathan Webster
Action Research | Action Research in Health
Action Research is one of the most popular research strategies in nursing and healthcare. It is widely used by practitioners who want to better understand and undertake their work and students who need to do a research project for their course. AR is evidence-based and links directly to practice, making it the ideal method for a researcher in these fields.
This book introduces readers to Action Research by presenting its key concepts and backing them up with practical examples throughout, often drawn from the authors' own extensive experience. Topics include:
- Action research to advance patient care
- Collaborative working
- Participatory Action Research
- Writing up and disseminating projects
Williamson, Bellman, and Webster – leading figures in the field - provide practical advice for using Action Research in healthcare settings, with patients and alongside other practitioners. Their book presents a flexible approach that can be adapted to researchers' real needs.
A thorough and comprehensive introduction to qualitative research.
This book offers a clear insight into a research method which is still not widely used in nursing or medical science. It highlights the potential to include other parties into the development of nursing practice and gives examples of how to perform action research in practice and how to translate research principles into other fields of science.
The book explains action research in an approachable manner and is useful for undergraduate students as an introduction to the methodology. Post graduate students can benefit from the information when reviewing service provision either as active research or as an arm chair excercise
Great source of supportive information, well written and easily accessible. Worth investing in if action research is your thing.
A couple of the post-graduate students bought this textbook that they found valuable as they were using Action Research for their dissertation.
A very informative book relating to clinical practice from a n action research perspective. It provides a valuable like between academia and clinical through research. I will be working with clinical as a result of this text.
Action research is sometimes difficult for students to understand the participatory approach with the aim of changing practice concurrently. However Williamson takes the reader through a step by step approach developing an understanding of the process.
Good introduction to action research. Logically developed and easy to read.
I thought this was an excellent text and very well received.
The nursing students of today are more focussed on action learning and this book supports the practitioner to look at themselves & the wider audience in terms of utilisation of research. Personally I will use this book when teaching Action learning and I will be adding it to the student's current reading list