Nursing and Midwifery Research - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780729537919, 9780729577915

Nursing and Midwifery Research

3rd Edition

Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice

Authors: Dean Whitehead Geri LoBiondo-Wood Judith Haber Zevia Schneider Dean Whitehead Doug Elliott
eBook ISBN: 9780729577915
Imprint: Mosby Australia
Published Date: 7th December 2007
Page Count: 448

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The new edition upholds the premise that knowledge about research process and design is mandatory in today's health care arena, and that all nurses and midwives need to understand research findings and their implication for changing practice. It is completely revised with many new chapters. The text has been restructured into three sections. Section 1 Research Awareness sets the scene for the importance of nursing and midwifery research and provides an overview of research theory and practice as processes. Chapters on searching for and reviewing the literature provide detailed advice for undergraduates and facilitate access to research articles online. One of the new chapters discusses ethical issues in Australia and New Zealand. Section 2 Appreciation and Application provides a detailed discussion of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches with many useful examples from the clinical area. Section 3 Conducting primary research is new and is designed to accommodate both undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research effort. Writing research proposals may be a requirement for undergraduates in their research program and postgraduates will find the information useful for undertaking a higher degree or applying for university or external funding. This final Section is also useful as a guide on disseminating and publishing conducted research findings.

Key Features

  • Combined Australian and New Zealand editorship ensures greater trans-Tasman coverage, awareness and relevance.
  • Contributions from international luminaries are balanced by a heightened focus on research conducted within Australia and New Zealand.
  • New edition conscientiously recognises midwifery research as related to but independent from nursing.
  • The research process-driven approach is directed towards ‘consumers' of research, and the comprehensive coverage extends from undergraduate through to a postgraduate level of knowledge.
  • Expanded pedagogy includes Key Terms and Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter; Icons throughout that direct readers to web-based material; Evidence-based Tips, Research in Brief boxes and Points to Ponder for constant reinforcement that links evidence to practice.
  • Integrated Tutorial Triggers with suggested answers provided and Multiple Choice Questions enable students to assess their understanding of key points.
  • Evolve Website provides True/False questions and access to journal articles cited in the text, with additional reflective questions.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Research awareness

1 The significance of nursing research, Zevia Schneider & Dean Whitehead

2 An overview of research theory and process, Dean Whitehead

3 Searching the literature, Doug Elliott

4 Reviewing the literature, Doug Elliott

5 Identifying research ideas, questions and hypotheses, Zevia Schneider & Dean Whitehead

6 Ethical & legal issues in research, Anne Coup & Zevia Schneider

Section 2: Appreciation and application

7 Common qualitative research methods, Dean Whitehead

8 Sampling data and data collection in qualitative research, Dean Whitehead & Merilyn Annells

9 Analysing data in qualitative research, Merilyn Annells & Dean Whitehead

10 Common quantitative methods, Doug Elliott & David Thompson

11 Sampling data in quantitative research, Zevia Schneider & Doug Elliott

12 Quantitative data collection and study validity, Doug Elliott & Zevia Schneider

13 Assessing measuring instruments, Doug Elliott

14 Analysing data in quantitative research, Murray Fisher & Zevia Schneider

15 Mixed methods research, Dean Whitehead & Doug Elliott

16 Critical evaluation of research. Zevia Schneider

17 Evidence-based nursing and practice development, Bridie Kent & Brendan McCormack

18 Changing practice through research, Dean Whitehead & Paul Arbon

Section 3: Conducting primary research

19 Writing proposals and grant applications, Zevia Schneider

20 Managing a research project, Leanne Aitken & Doug Elliott

21 Writing and presenting research for dissemination, Dean Whitehead, Doug Elliott & Zevia Schneider


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About the Author

Dean Whitehead

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Flinders University

Geri LoBiondo-Wood

Geri LoBiondo-Wood, PhD, RN, FAAN

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Director of PhD Nursing Program, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, Nursing Systems and Technology, Houston, Texas

Judith Haber

Judith Haber, PhD, RN, FAAN

Affiliations and Expertise

The Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, New York, New York

Zevia Schneider

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant; Formerly Associate Professor of Research, Faculty of Nursing, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Dean Whitehead

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Flinders University

Doug Elliott

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia