Navigating the Maze of Research - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780729542135, 9780729583596

Navigating the Maze of Research

4th Edition

Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Authors: Sally Borbasi Debra Jackson Leah East
Paperback ISBN: 9780729542135
eBook ISBN: 9780729583596
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th October 2015
Page Count: 336

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Written for the undergraduate nursing and midwifery student, the fourth edition of Navigating the Maze of Research: Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice introduces the research process and provides insight into both how and why research is conducted.

For this fourth edition, authors Sally Borbasi and Debrah Jackson highlight the connection between research, critical evaluation of findings and the use of these findings to inform and improve clinical practice.

Borbasi and Jackson’s Navigating the Maze of Research is divided into three sections guiding the beginner to confidently engage in the research process and arrive at considered, informed clinical practice.
Section 1: Defines key concepts and the research process while highlighting considerations such as ethics and traditional and non-traditional information sources.
Section 2:  Introduces the vocabulary of research and fundamentals of research design types – quantitative, qualitative and mixed method. New to this section is the important paradigm of Indigenous perspectives.           
Section 3:  Provides steps for appraising research and translating knowledge into practice.

Key Features

  • A new focus on Knowledge Translation - how to read, appraise and use research findings in practice
  • Case studies linking research to practice
  • Nursing student quotes about research
  • Hints and Tips Boxes: useful tips and notes to help you navigate research
  • Student Challenges throughout the text provide opportunities to apply learning to practice
  • Fully revised evolve online resources, including Powerpoints, self-assessment quizes and additional student challenges

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to nursing and midwifery research
  • Using library resources: What, when and how
  • Understanding and navigating the net: A source of nursing and midwifery knowledge
  • Ethics for nursing and midwifery research
  • Quantitative research
  • Qualitative research
  • Mixed methods
  • Indigenous insights into nursing and midwifery research
  • Reading research and scholarship
  • Knowledge translation of research findings: Challenges and strategies
  • Bringing it all together: An application of the research process
  • Research and knowledge: What does the future hold for nursing and midwifery research?
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    About the Authors

    Sally Borbasi

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery Griffith University, Logan Campus, Australia

    Debra Jackson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Faculty of Health, University of Technology (UTS), Sydney, Australia

    Leah East

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor in Nursing (Primary Health Care) Joint appointment with Hunter New England Health Armidale NSW, Australia