Preface Section 1. How do I find and use evidence? 1. What is evidence and why do I need to understand research? 2. Locating evidence Section 2. How can I make sense of research evidence? 3. Understanding how research is done 4. Understanding quantitative research approaches 5. Understanding qualitative research approaches Section 3. How do I critically evaluate research studies? 6. Critiquing research 7. Ethics and research in nursing and midwifery Section 4. How do I use research evidence to inform my practice? 8. Applying evidence in practice 9. Writing effective reviews of literature Section 5. How do I seek a nursing or midwifery research future? 10. Research pathways for nurses and midwives Index
Lisa McKenna is Professor and Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Collegian: The Australian journal of nursing practice, scholarship and research and Editorial Advisor for Nurse Education Today. Beverley Copnell is Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University. She is an editor of Collegian and a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
"The text is highly readable while achieving the aim of familiarising the reader with the language of, and process for doing research. It is logically organised and . . . guides reader learning using a variety of techniques that reinforce [the] information presented and challenge thinking." --Karen Francis, Professor of Nursing, James Cook University