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Nursing Research
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Learning about research can be a daunting task. This best-selling core text book offers a comprehensive introduction to important research concepts, processes and issues. The author guides readers who are new to research but also introduces new debates and perspectives to those with some experience wanting to develop their skills further. This popular book equips students with the information and skills they need to read, comprehend and critique research. Whether an undergraduate taking an introductory research module, a postgraduate nursing student embarking on a project, or an experienced practitioner wanting to sharpen your skills, Parahoo's accessible writing style will ensure readers are able to utilise research throughout their study and in everyday practice.
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Table of Contents

1. Research and Nursing Practice.- 2. Knowledge, Science and Research.- 3. Quantitative Research.- 4. Qualitative Research.- 5. Mixed Methods.- 6. The Research Process and Ethical Issues.- 7. Literature Reviews.- 8. Research and Theory.- 9. Research Questions and Operational Definitions.- 10. Research Designs.- 11. Experiments.- 12. Phenomenological Research.- 13. Grounded Theory.- 14. Ethnography.- 15. Samples and Sampling.- 16. Questionnaires.- 17. Interviews.- 18. Observations.- 19. Making Sense of Data.- 20. Evaluating Research Studies.- 21. Evidence-based Practice

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An excellent well established research text much valued not only by novice researchers and students but also by experienced nurse researchers and, indeed other clinicians as well. The third edition only serves to enhance this by a thorough updating of references, resources and research examples and the most effective introduction of three new chapters... All students of nursing should have this text recommended if not required for their research methods course and modules. This should prove particularly helpful for research proposal dissertations at UG and PGT level. It is also relevant for all clinical practitioners seeking to both understand and comment on research in the clinical settings.' - Tonks N. Fawcett, Professor of Student Learning (Nurse Education), University of Edinburgh, UK '...an extremely comprehensive, detailed yet lively book, which explains research in a way that students can understand and academics can enjoy.' - Dr Elaine Crisp, Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia 'The new edition retains the tried and trusted ways of describing nursing research in a user friendly and precise way bringing with it a contemporary twist.' - Ian Peate, visiting Professor of Nursing, University of West London, UK and Editor in Chief, British Journal of Nursing. Head of School of Health Studies, Gibraltar

About the Author

Kader Parahoo is Professor in Nursing and Health Research, School of Nursing and Institute of Nursing Research at the University of Ulster, Coleraine campus, UK.

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'An excellent well established research text much valued not only by novice researchers and students but also by experienced nurse researchers and, indeed other clinicians as well. The third edition only serves to enhance this by a thorough updating of references, resources and research examples and the most effective introduction of three new chapters... All students of nursing should have this text recommended if not required for their research methods course and modules. This should prove particularly helpful for research proposal dissertations at UG and PGT level. It is also relevant for all clinical practitioners seeking to both understand and comment on research in the clinical settings.' - Tonks N. Fawcett, Professor of Student Learning (Nurse Education), University of Edinburgh, UK '...an extremely comprehensive, detailed yet lively book, which explains research in a way that students can understand and academics can enjoy.' - Dr Elaine Crisp, Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia 'The new edition retains the tried and trusted ways of describing nursing research in a user friendly and precise way bringing with it a contemporary twist.' - Ian Peate, visiting Professor of Nursing, University of West London, UK and Editor in Chief, British Journal of Nursing. Head of School of Health Studies, Gibraltar

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