Understanding Nursing and Healthcare Research
- Patricia Cronin - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Michael Coughlan - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Valerie Smith - Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
This book focuses on enabling students to understand what research is, why it is relevant in healthcare and how it should be applied in practice. It takes the reader step by step through the research process, from choosing research questions through to searching the literature, analysing findings and presenting the final piece of work.
Key features of the book are:
- Tips for the best practice when reading and critiquing research.
- Activities to test your knowledge.
- Key points which highlight the important topics.
- A companion website which includes a critical appraisal tool to use when assessing papers, multiple choice questions and free SAGE journal articles for students. Seminar plans and PowerPoint slides are provided to support lecturers in their teaching.
It is essential reading for all undergraduate students of nursing, midwifery and healthcare.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is well written, engaging and accessible.
This well written book leads the reader through the complex research journey in an exceptionally coherent manner, stopping along the way to carefully explain each stage .The real life examples add clarity and the activities engage the reader to think critically about how they can develop their own research ideas.
This is an essential text for the novice researcher. The authors guide the student through the research journey ensuring that they know what to do and why. The clinical examples and suggested activities bring to life what can be a difficult process thus resulting in a fulfilling educational experience.
This is a very readable and comprehensive text for those wanting to understand the research process. It offers a one stop logical step by step approach to the research process and will guide health professionals through concept, design, data collection, interpretation and dissemination. A valuable text for researchers and clinicians alike.
These research topics are well explained, with clear chapter layouts, it is packed with information and the glossary is superb. It represents excellent value for money...The overriding strength is the comprehensive coverage of the essential components of the research pathway, excellent diagrams, references and examples...Any healthcare student who is just starting on a research course (degree/masters) would benefit from using this book. Also, clinical staff who are involved in research projects (perhaps on the periphery) who want to know more about how problems are researched in practice.
...The book has been well thought out and covers the important elements of literature reviews in a simplified way, which is helpful to health and social care professionals who are often undertaking their studies on a part-time basis...
This is a clear and very easy to understand text, it provides guidence for the student in a supportive manner. I like the ease of navigation and the key points. Just one small issue though might be the lack of colour in the text although I do understand the finances behind this. But an excellent text all together
Good text but not essential information
Sample Materials & Chapters
Understanding Nursing and Healthcare Research: What is Research?