Nursing Research: An Introduction

Author: Pam Moule


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  • ISBN: 9781446240991
  • Author: Pam Moule
  • Publ Date: 2013-11-12
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Imprint: SAGE *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 192195

Table of Contents :

Research in nursing Sources of nursing knowledge The research process Research ethics and governance Researching ethically Developing research questions Literature searching Critical appraisal Literature reviewing Writing a research proposal Research approaches and design Rigour and trustworthiness in research Experimental designs Qualitative research approaches Evaluation and outcomes-based research Consensus methods Action research Other research designs Systematic literature reviews Sampling techniques Mixed methods Survey design and questionnaires Interviews Observations Other methods of data collection Quantitative data analysis techniques - Mollie Gilchrist and Chris Wright Qualitative data analysis techniques Presenting and disseminating research Using research in practice


Nursing Research: An Introduction answers all your questions on the nursing research process. It gives you the knowledge you need to understand nursing research, evidence-based practice and critical appraisal so you can complete your own project and excel in your studies. Key features of the book are: detailed, practical coverage of key methods such as how to do a literature review or conduct a survey so that you are able to do your own research; a wealth of examples of research in action so you can see how it works in practice; reflective exercises to help you critically engage with what is being discussed; and a companion website including free access to relevant journal articles and flashcards to help you remember key terms, as well as resources to help lecturers deliver research courses. It will be essential reading for nursing undergraduates, postgraduates and all new researchers. Pam Moule is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Centre for Health and Clinical Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Margaret Goodman is part-time Senior Lecturer in Research, based in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Coventry.


'This is a very comprehensive text - it enables the novice researcher to have a good grasp of the research process and the methodologies that can be employed in their own field of practice. I would recommend this book to my students who are embarking on their first adventure in research. It is well presented and beautifully written.' -- Joanna O'Donnell 'This textbook is a comprehensive guide introducing the novice nurse researcher to some of the main techniques and skills necessary to understand and carry out nursing research. It's 29 chapters cover key aspects of nursing research introducing the reader to the research design, process, dissemination and implementation.' 'This book would be of value to student nurses (undergraduate and postgraduate) and all new nurse researchers as a guide to lead them through developing a research proposal, or as an aid to stimulate engagement with research through the ability to critically appraise and use research in practice.' -Kim Shrieves, Nursing Times -- Kim Shrieves Nursing Times

Author Biography:

Pam Moule is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Centre for Health and Clinical Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Pam is engaged in a number of research and evaluation projects across a range of health care environments, supported by a variety of funders. Pam delivers research methods education, supervises undergraduate and masters level dissertations, and supports Doctoral students in the fields of leadership, learning and workforce. Pam has a number of publications in a range of nursing and medical journals and has published four textbooks. Pam is on the editorial board of Nurse Education Today and reviews papers for a number of nursing and health care journals.


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