Navigating the Maze of Research

Navigating the Maze of Research

Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice

4th Edition - August 21, 2015

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  • Editor: Debra Jackson

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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?

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2015
  • Published: August 21, 2015
  • Imprint: Elsevier

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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