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Expanding nursing knowledge : understanding and researching your own practice

Author: Gary Rolfe
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Encourages nurses and midwives to consider the personal and experiential theory which informs their clinical decisions, and gives explanations of the different types of knowledge practitioners  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Rolfe
ISBN: 0750630132 9780750630139
OCLC Number: 37481566
Description: x, 225 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Understanding Your Practice --
Nursing knowledge --
Nursing and the scientific paradigm --
The limitations of technical rationality --
Beyond technical rationality: other ways of knowing --
Professional judgement --
Developing personal theory --
Personal theory and professional judgement --
Researching Your Practice --
A new paradigm for the practitioner-researcher --
Towards a new paradigm --
Asking practitioner-centred research questions --
Methodologies for practitioner-centred research --
Single-case experimental research --
Methodology and research design --
Data collection methods --
Validity and reliability --
Data analysis --
Reflective case-study research --
Methodology and research design --
Data collection methods --
Validity and reliability --
Data analysis --
Reflexive action research --
Methodology and research design --
Data collection methods --
Validity and reliability --
Data analysis --
Epilogue: towards a critical community.
Responsibility: Gary Rolfe.

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