Nursing Research: Designs and Methods

Edited by

  • Roger Watson, BSc PhD RN CBiol FIBiol ILTM FRSA FFNMRCSI FRCN FAAN, Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health,The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • Hugh McKenna, PhD, RMN, RGN, DipN(Lond), AdvDipEd, RNT, Dean, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster; Visiting Professor, Nursing Research, University of Nortumbria; Visiting Professor, Nursing Research, University of Bangor, Wales, UK
  • Seamus Cowman, Head of Nursing
  • John Keady

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It has been written by nurses for nurses and is research-minded, conceptually and theoretically up-to-date and student-centred. It is a comprehensive introduction to nursing research that will allow readers to build up their understanding of the research process and develop confidence in its practical application.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2008
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3349-0


Table of Contents

Section 1 Approaches to research

The Nature and Language of Nursing Research
Approaches to Research
Participative Approaches to Research
Feminist Methodology in Nursing Research
Historical Research
Evaluation Research

Section 2 The process of research

Asking Research Questions
Accessing the Nursing Research Literature
Synthesising Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence within a Systematic Review
The Cochrane Collaboration, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis
Evaluating the Literature
Research Governance and Research Ethics
The Research Proposal
Managing a Research Project
Supervising Research Students
Publishing and Disseminating Research

Section 3 Research designs

Surveys in Nursing Research and Practice
Randomised Controlled Trials
Single-case Experiments
Action Research
Grounded Theory Nursing Research
Phenomenology
Ethnography
The Delphi Technique
Longitudinal Studies
Triangulation

Section 4 Data collection and analysis

Interviews
Focus Groups
Questionnaires
Observation
Q Methodology in Nursing Research
Narrative Research and Analysis
Qualitative Data Analysis: Achieving Order out of Chaos
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis