Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care.pdf

Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care.pdf


What is research? Why is it important in health and nursing? How should students use evidence in practice? This short and simple book for those who are completely new to research will answer all your students' questions about the subject. It will help them to make sense of the various and often confusing research methods and terminology, to read and appraise literature and to understand how research is implemented in practice. It features: * Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and a range of countries so that students can see how research applies to the real world * Tools, examples and frameworks to help students to find, appraise and critique research * Chapter learning outcomes and key points to help students to remember important information * A companion website with interactive glossary and reflective exercises to help students test their knowledge and apply it to practice, printable step-by-step frameworks for use when searching for or critiquing a paper, and direct links to relevant SAGE journal articles and weblinks. * Further resources for lecturers are available, including all the practice examples from the book, seminar question ideas and critical appraisal powerpoints. The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.

The Role of Research in the Health and Social Care Professions The Nature of Knowledge in Health and Social Care Overview of the Research Process Ethical Issues Searching and Reviewing the Literature Approaches to and Design of Research in Health and Social Care Research Problems, Aims, Questions and Hypotheses Sampling Understanding Data Collection Techniques Making Sense of Data Analysis Critical Appraisal of Health and Social Care Research Disseminating and Implementing Research Appendix 1. Literature searching Appendix 2. Three stages in critical appraisal Appendix 3. Critical appraisal framework


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