- Language: English
- Published: August 2014
Critiquing Nursing Research, 2nd Edition
- Published: November 2006
- 262 pages
- Quay books
The justifications and rationales for writing a book about critiquing nursing research are just as applicable today as they were when we proposed the original edition. Indeed, if the number of papers published in the nursing (and health care) literature that focus on aspects of evidence-based practice are an indication, then it is evident that the rationales for writing this book are stronger than ever.
This edition retains the features which made the original a ‘best seller’ and we have added additional material in the hope that this expands the book’s (to borrow a phrase from Tolkien’s parlance) ‘applicability’. In addition to reviewing and subsequently updating the material of the original text, we have added two further examples of approaches to critique along with examples. Interestingly, our extensive search identified no ‘new’ approach subsequent to the publication of the original text. However, these additional approaches further indicate the width and breadth of different approaches to critiquing research. Interestingly, the approach described by Polit et al. (2001) underpins our original arguments vis-à-vis the underdevelopment of approaches specifically designed to critique qualitative research studies, and simultaneously illustrates the work that yet remains to be done in that paradigm.
The additional chapter on how to critique research as part of the work of preparing a dissertation arose in response to the requests of students and adds further applicability to critiquing per se. The chapter on European psychiatric nursing research is a specific attempt to acknowledge and respond to trends in global health and international nursing, and not least, the increasing recognition that to limit one’s scope to a particular country (or continent) is to set artificial and highly limiting boundaries on knowledge utilisation and knowledge transfer.
Last but not least, Professor Kevin Gournay has written the Foreword to the second Edition, complementing the first provided by Professor Allison Kitson. As with the original book, we welcome feedback and comment and review and hope that such information might inform the production of a third edition. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Foreword to the first edition
Foreword to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Background to psychiatric/mental health nursing research and critiquing research
The growth of evidence-based practice and the importance of critiquing research
The Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research (NPNR) and the National Journal Club
Examples of a range of approaches used to critique nursing research
Approaches to critiquing nursing research
Burns and Grove’s (1987) critical appraisal approach to critiquing nursing research
Morrison’s (1991) approach to critiquing nursing research
Ryan-Wenger’s (1992) guidelines for critique of a research report
Polit and Hungler’s (1997) approach to critiquing nursing research
Polit, Beck and Hungler’s (2001) approach to critiquing qualitative nursing research
The development of the NPNR Journal Club approach to critiquing nursing research
The need for a new approach to critiquing nursing research?
The NPNR Journal Club approach 137
The second stage of the NPNR Journal Club development: taking shape
The third stage of the NPNR Journal Club development: gaining confi dence in the approach
The fourth stage of the NPNR Journal Club development: critiquing with a degree of confi dence
Using the NPNR approach to critiquing for a student dissertation
The future of psychiatric and mental health nursing research?
Evidence-based mental health practice in Europe
Key points arising from the examples had we used the NPNR Journal Club approach to critiquing research