Navigating the Maze of Research

Navigating the Maze of Research

Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice 3e

3rd Edition - October 1, 2011

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  • Editor: Debra Jackson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780729580908

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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.

Key Features

  • Content is presented in an accessible and engaging manner.
  • Consistent format that makes the text easy to navigate
  • Chapter features include:
    - Abstract
    - Key terms
    - Hints
    - Student Challenges
    - Tips for International Students
    - Other boxed information
    - Evolve icons indicated throughout the text
  • Resources kit
  • References
  • Evolve eBook and online resources including Power point slides, test banks,
    activities and weblinks

Table of Contents


    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


    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


    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



    List of Student Challenges

Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby Australia 2011
  • Published: October 1, 2011
  • Imprint: Mosby Australia
  • eBook ISBN: 9780729580908

About the Editor

Debra Jackson

Professor Debra Jackson AO is a distinguished nurse scientist and scholar, and her career has spanned clinical practice, academic work, research and scholarship. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). In 2015 she won a Principal Fellowship of the NIHR‐funded Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, awarded in recognition of sustained contribution to generating knowledge to enhance the care of NHS patients. In 2019, her work was honoured through her being awarded Officer of the Order of Australia(AO) for distinguished service to medical education in the field of nursing practice and research as an academic and author. In 2020 Professor Jackson was named as Australia’s leading nurse researcher by The Australian newspaper in their list of Australia’s Top 250 Researchers. This was based on highest number of citations from papers published in the last five years in the 20 top journals in the field. In 2020 she was appointed Fellowship Ad Eundem, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, Susan Wakil School of Nursing, University of Sydney, NSW; Editor‐in‐Chief, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Wiley Online Library

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