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Nursing Research

Nursing Research
An Introduction

Third Edition
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October 2016 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book answers all your students' questions on the nursing research process. Restructured to follow their progress from being a novice nurse researcher to an experienced one, it gives them the knowledge to understand evidence-based practice and critical appraisal and to succeed in their own projects. Key features of the book are:

  • Updated practical coverage of key methods such as conducting a survey and a section on the Research Excellence Framework
  • International research examples in action 
  • Reflective exercises 
  • A companion website including access to journal articles and flashcards.

 It is essential reading for nursing undergraduates, postgraduates and all new researchers.

Part 1: Appraising research
Chapter 1: Research in nursing
Chapter 2: Sources of nursing knowledge
Chapter 3: The research process
Chapter 4: Literature searching
Chapter 5: Critical appraisal
Chapter 6: Literature reviewing
Part 2: Preparing for research
Chapter 7: Research ethics and governance
Chapter 8: Researching ethically
Chapter 9: Developing research questions
Chapter 10: Writing a research proposal
Part 3: Doing research
Chapter 11: Research approaches and design
Chapter 12: Sampling techniques
Chapter 13: Rigour and trustworthiness in research
Chapter 14: Experimental designs
Chapter 15: Qualitative research approaches
Chapter 16: Evaluation and outcomes-based research
Chapter 17: Consensus methods
Chapter 18: Action research
Chapter 19: Case studies and other research approaches
Chapter 20: Systematic literature reviews
Chapter 21: Mixed methods
Chapter 22: Survey design and questionnaires
Chapter 23: Interviews
Chapter 24: Observations
Chapter 25: Other methods of data collection
Chapter 26: Quantitative data analysis techniques
Chapter 27: Qualitative data analysis techniques
Part 4: Sharing research
Chapter 28: Presenting and disseminating research
Chapter 29: Using research in practice

This book has been the leading text for nurse researchers for many years. The third edition, which has been extensively revised and updated, continues to equip nurses with the knowledge and skills to critique, carry-out and disseminate research. It remains an invaluable resource for nurses at all stages of their research journey.

Dr. Julie MacInnes
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

This 3rd edition book is a handy companion to the nursing students who are uninitiated in research work.  It is very comprehensive and for a beginner the detailed contents of each chapter and the cross reference chapter indicated with each explanation serves as a quick reference guide for those using the book. The common features of a summary at end of each chapter with additional websites provides value added information.

Dr Faridah Hashim
Open University Malaysia, Malaysia

An excellent book which would be of benefit to any student who is studying or carrying out research in nursing.

Chris Wheable
University of Wolverhampton, UK

Research is important yet many pre and post graduate nurses and allied health professionals fear it. [This book] can help demystify research for the novice, yet support more experienced researchers and academics. It is easy to read and incorporates UK legislation and changes in healthcare and research agendas such as including patient and public involvement.

Jenny Abraham, Journal of Perioperative Practice

Comprehensive insight for those students developing knowledge of research and undertaking a research project.

Mrs Rachel Price
Nursing and Social care, Manchester Metropolitan University
May 28, 2024

A good introduction for students. Very accessible and a good teaching and learning tool.

Mrs Jane Fisher
School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
October 24, 2023

Clear and concise information, which can be used in bite size chunks for students.

Mrs susan eley
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
March 12, 2020

Good basic level book for easy reference

Mrs Nicola Chivers
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Plymouth University
May 21, 2020

This book is very useful for students who need to develop their critical thinking and reflective writing. An important addition to our reading list as the technical language is clearly explained and can be applied to relevant case studies

Mrs Michele Ponting
Access to Higher Education, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
January 25, 2019

We recommended this book to second year undergraduate student as the research information presented was clear and the book offered excellent critiquing frameworks for students to explore when appraising research articles.

Irene Cassidy
Department of Nursing & Midwifery , University of Limerick
June 8, 2017