Research can seem difficult to get to grips with. However, at the heart of this new edition is the view that research is essentially a simple activity, the principles of which can be readily understood by students new to the subject.
Each chapter guides the reader to uncover the ‘mysteries’ of research, exposing each aspect in turn, while demonstrating how research in healthcare is a practical activity, orientated directly to patient care. Fully updated to refer to the latest sources and studies, the third edition includes:
a new chapter on systematic literature views;
a new chapter on research ethics;
a completely revised chapter on evidence-based practice which now focuses more tightly on the implementation of research and other forms of evidence.
This book is designed for all students of nursing and allied health professions at any level but who find themselves studying research for the first time. Research is illustrated through examples of activities familiar to students from their daily lives, which help build confidence in undertaking research and evidence-based practice.
Table of Contents
1. Research Is Simple
2. Reviewing the Literature: Getting Started
3. Reviewing the Literature Systematically
4. Evidence-based Practice
5. Research Ethics
6. Data, and How Data is Collected
7. Research Methods and Design
8. Quantitative Analysis
9. Qualitative Research
10. Qualitative Research in Practice
Jeremy Jolley has taught research for many years, to nursing and healthcare students at all academic levels.