Navigating the Maze of Research

Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice 3e

By

  • Sally Borbasi, Dip Teaching, B Nursing, M Arts, Doctor Philosophy, Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery Griffith University, Logan Campus, Australia
  • Debra Jackson, RN, CommNursCert, BHSc(Nurs) MNurs, PhD, Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW

A new third edition of this essential research text for Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery students.

This third edition of Navigating the Maze of Research: Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice is the ideal tool for nursing and midwifery students in Australia and New Zealand.

Learning to access, evaluate and apply research findings in everyday clinical practice can be difficult. This excellent introductory text presents concepts in an accessible and engaging manner; demonstrating how to use research and, importantly, which research to use.

Authors Sally Borbasi and Debra Jackson have also introduced a wealth of new content while continuing to provide the book’s inimitable balance of theory and activities.

All chapters have been significantly revised and updated to reflect current nursing and midwifery research theory and practice, and midwifery students will welcome the increased focus on midwifery specific research. 

Additional new content in this edition of Navigating the Maze of Research includes an increased focus on developing an evidence-based culture in the nursing workplace; a new chapter on applying the research process; a more explicit discussion of nursing ethics; case studies linking practice to research; and increased detail on sampling techniques and reliability and validity.

Students can also access additional online resources via Elsevier’s Evolve platform, including an eBook, PowerPoint slides, test banks, activities and web links.

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Audience

Bachelor of Nursing students undertaking their first unit in research, Advanced Diploma ‘enrolled nursing’ students at TAFE, International nursing students

 

Book information

  • Published: October 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-8090-8


Table of Contents

SECTION 1: WHAT IS NURSING KNOWLEDGE?

1: Introduction to nursing knowledge, Kim Usher and Mary FitzGerald

2: Getting the most out of the library, Bill Koch & Les Fitzgerald

3: Surfing the internet, Moya Conrick

4: Reading Faster, Reading Smarter: Managing Information Wisely, Margaret McAllister

SECTION TWO: HOW IS RESEARCH DONE AND HOW DO I KNOW IT’S DONE WELL

5: Quantitative Research: summing it up , Sally Borbasi, Cecily Hengstberger Sims & Debra Jackson

6: Qualitative Research: the whole picture, Debra Jackson & Sally Borbasi

7: Mixed Methods , Sharon Andrew & Elizabeth Halcomb

8. Reading research: critical approaches to effective understanding – quantative and qualitative, Kim Walker

SECTION THREE: HOW DO I APPLY RESEARCH TO MY PRACTICE SETTING?

9. Use it or lose it – putting research into action, David Evans, Bill Koch and Les Fitzgerald

10. Nursing Research and Knowledge: What does the future hold?, Anne Gardner

Glossary

Index

List of Student Challenges