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Understanding nursing and healthcare research

Author: Patricia Cronin; Michael Coughlan; Valerie Smith
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, California : Sage Publications Ltd, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on enabling students to understand what research is, why it is relevant in healthcare and how it should be applied in practice. This book takes the reader step by step through the research  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Cronin; Michael Coughlan; Valerie Smith
ISBN: 1446241017 9781446241011 1446241009 9781446241004
OCLC Number: 900911459
Description: xiii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What is research? : Knowledge and research ; Theory and research ; Practice and research ; Becoming research aware --
2. The research process at a glance : The research process ; Developing a researchable topic ; Organising your research ; Gathering and analysing information --
3. What are research problems, questions, hypotheses, aims and objectives? : The research topic ; The research problem ; Formulating the research question ; Research hypotheses ; Research aims and objectives --
4. Searching and reviewing the literature : Types of literature review ; Identifying literature sources ; Searching and retrieving the literature ; Boolean, truncation and wildcard operators ; Organising the literature ; Writing the literature review --
5. Getting to grips with research designs : Paradigms ; Experimental designs ; Non-experimental designs (numerical data) ; Non-experimental designs (narrative/words) --
6. Understanding sampling and sampling size : Populations ; Sampling criteria ; Selecting a sample ; Probability sampling ; Non-probability sampling ; Sample size --
7. Ethical and legal issues in research : What is ethics? ; Why is ethics important in research? ; Key ethical principles ; Research Ethics Committee (REC) ; Ethical and legal issues specific to research designs --
8. Rigour in research : The concept of rigour ; Validity ; Reliability ; Trustworthiness ; Assessing rigour in a research study --
9. Data collection in research : What is data collection? ; Questionnaires, tests and scales ; Interviews ; Observation ; Documentary sources --
10. Gaining insight into data analysis : Analysis of numerical data ; Descriptive statistics ; Inferential statistics ; Analysis of narrative (words) --
11. How is research disseminated and implemented? : Essential criteria in research reporting and dissemination ; Strategies for reporting and dissemination ; Using healthcare journals for research dissemination ; The importance of dissemination ; Implementing findings: barriers and facilitators --
12. Critically evaluating research studies : Quality and integrity of research ; Critically reading research ; Replication of research.
Responsibility: Patricia Cronin, Michael Coughlan, and Valerie Smith.

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