Research for Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 1, 2010 - Medical - 296 pages
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This is an essential, accessible introduction to research and evidence-based practice aimed at all pre-registration nursing and health care students. It places research and evidence in the context of clinical practice, introduces the main methodological approaches in qualitative and quantitative research and describes the processes of research appraisal, dissemination and implementation.

The new edition of Research for Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses and Health Professionals has been updated to include information for a broader health care audience, it engages students with the research and evidence agenda, demonstrates the relevance of research and evidence to nursing practice, and provides them with the skills needed to explore these areas in greater detail.

Special features:

  • A practical guide to research methods and evidence-based practice
  • New edition of a successful student textbook
  • Includes a glossary of common research terms,
  • Provides case studies, key points, further reading, and activities throughout
  • Accompanying website, featuring further case studies, exercises, and links to further reading

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List of Common Research Terms
Introduction to Healthcare Research for EvidenceBased Practice
The Research Process Organising Your Research 17
Choosing Methodological Approaches 32
Searching the Literature 40
Ethics of Healthcare Research 49
Sampling Reliability and Validity 60
Issues in Qualitative Data Collection 71
Case Studies 90
Ethnography 98
Phenomenology 110
A Pragmatic Approach to Qualitative Data Analysis 118
Collection and Analysis 143
In Order of Citation 281


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About the author (2010)

Robert Newell is Professor of Nursing Research & Director of Postgraduate Research, University of Bradford.

Philip Burnard is Emeritus Professor of Nursing, Cardiff University

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