Navigating the Maze of Research - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780729578288

Navigating the Maze of Research

2nd Edition

Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Authors: Sally Borbasi Debra Jackson
eBook ISBN: 9780729578288
Imprint: Mosby Australia
Published Date: 20th November 2007
Page Count: 316

Description

An introductory level text for the Australian and New Zealand market, Navigating the Maze of Nursing Research 2e is simple, lucid and down to earth. There are many higher order research texts for health related disciplines but none other specifically aimed at the beginning student who has a limited understanding of what nursing is, let alone research. Navigating the Maze of Nursing Research 2e is interactive and fun to use - not a ‘heavy' text, but brimming with up-to-date ideas and practical hints. The text promotes nurses as ‘knowledge workers', life long learners able to access and broker pertinent information efficiently and effectively. Geared more towards nurses as users of research rather than doers, the text is nevertheless steeped in the premise that nurses do conduct research and lots of it, and that evidence-based practice underpins success. Organised in three sections that address what is nursing knowledge, how is research conducted, and how it is applied in practice, this 2nd edition features contributions from prominent nurse academics with vast research experience. Cornerstone chapters such as ‘Getting the most out of the library' and ‘Surfing the internet' are retained and revised, and important new chapters include ‘Mixed methods research' and ‘What the future holds for nursing research'. Student challenges and information about differing agencies and web site addresses are updated, and the Evolve website expanded to accommodate student activities, test banks and quizzes on the one interactive facility.

Key Features

  • Updated information about agencies, web site addresses and student challenges.
  • Increased focus on Australian and New Zealand examples, highlighting the work of local nursing scholars.
  • ‘Tips for International Students' integrated throughout.
  • ‘Did you know' question at the beginning of each chapter encourages quizzical and critical thinking.
  • Extensive pedagogy facilitates readability and includes learning objectives, student quotes, key terms chapter abstracts, Evolve icons, resource kits and references in each chapter.

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

Details

No. of pages:
316
Language:
English
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby Australia
eBook ISBN:
9780729578288

About the Author

Sally Borbasi

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Debra Jackson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Health, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW