Nurse education is currently undergoing a period of change centred on the move to an all-graduate profession. Now, more than ever, nurses need to understand the pivotal role research plays in underpinning the evidence base for nursing practice, at a time when quality of care is central to the health care agenda. Fundamental Aspects of Research for Nurses is an accessible, user-friendly text aimed specifically at nursing students to help them to understand the essential components of research and will allow them to develop their research knowledge and skills in a user friendly manner.
The book begins with an overview of research philosophies and paradigms, explaining ways in which people come to think about research and how best to answer important questions for health care practice. The book takes a pragmatic view to discussing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method approaches to research, including strategies for collecting and analysing data. Examples, exercises, and sources for further reading are provided throughout to assist the nursing student on their own research journey.
- Dr Sue Dyson is Principal Lecturer and Head of Research for Nursing and Midwifery at De Montfort University in Leicester.
- Dr Peter Norrie is a Principal Lecturer in nursing and senior research fellow at De Montfort University in Leicester and teaches research topics.
- Excellent, well written text to assist course students and our own staff. Teacher practitioner
About the authors
Ways of thinking about research
Qualitative research: an overview of methods
Qualitative research: data collection and analysis
Qualitative research: quality and ethics
Quantitative research: experiments
Quantitative research: surveys
Quantitative research: data analysis
Other strategies and evidence