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Essentials of Nursing and Healthcare Research

by Ruth Taylor SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
10/2013
ISBN:
9781446249475
Format:
Pbk 328 pages
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Why does research matter in health? What is evidence-based practice? How do I start my own research as an undergraduate nursing and healthcare student?

For the uninitiated student, research can be a daunting, dry and seemingly irrelevant topic when beginning their degree. In this lively book, the authors give a straightforward explanation of the essential knowledge needed to understand and go about doing research, and, more importantly, show how it can improve nursing practice.

The book outlines:
• Part 1 - What research is
• Part 2 - Important skills needed for research
• Part 3 - Qualitative and quantitative approaches
• Part 4 - How to do your own research
• Part 5 - How to use research in practice

The book strips away the jargon and draws on real-life experiences from students themselves making this the perfect companion for undergraduates.

PART ONE: LET'S GET STARTED
Introduction: The Book Roadmap
Evidence-based Practice and Research
The Importance of Research for Practice
PART TWO: LET'S MAKE THIS WORK: SKILLS FOR RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
Core Skills for Research and Evidence-based Practice
Policy in Research and Evidence-based Practice
Practical Approaches for Understanding Research and Evidence-based Practice
PART THREE: LET'S GET PHILOSOPHICAL
The Philosophical Background to Nursing Research
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Approaches
Alternative and Complementary Research Approaches
PART FOUR: LET'S DO RESEARCH
The Research Process
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research
Ethics in Healthcare Research
Preparation for Your Dissertation
PART FIVE: LET'S IMPLEMENT RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE IN PRACTICE
Using Research and Evidence in Practice
PART SIX: ACHIEVING YOUR POTENTIAL
Achieving Your Potential

Professor Ruth Taylor is the Acting Head of School at Robert Gordon University Aberdeen and also serves as a supervisor to PhD and Masters students. She completed her PhD in 2009 and has since presented widely on the student experience and student retention/attrition. Professor Taylor has academic publications which have taken her findings forward to encapsulate further development of social capital as a potential means to enhance the student experience.