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Fundamental Aspects of Research for Nurses

  • ID: 1605419
  • Book
  • June 2010
  • 120 Pages
  • Quay books
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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
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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


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