Nursing and Midwifery Research

Nursing and Midwifery Research

Methods and Appraisal for Evidence Based Practice

6th Edition - March 13, 2020

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  • Authors: Dean Whitehead, Caleb Ferguson, Geri LoBiondo-Wood, Judith Haber

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Nursing and Midwifery Research is an essential guide in assisting students and practitioners develop sound research skills to enhance their knowledge and practice. Written by Dean Whitehead and Caleb Ferguson, the 6th ANZ edition includes the most recent updates and developments in Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery practice, with a focus on evidence-based practice, along with a range of contemporary research articles and pedagogy to support specific chapter content. Using clear language and examples, the 6th edition of Nursing and Midwifery Research provides a valuable resource to assist healthcare students and practitioners in developing strong skills in research literacy and critical appraisal, as well as the confidence to successfully conduct research and apply outcomes to practice.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Research Awareness
    1.The significance of nursing and midwifery research and evidence based practice
    2.An overview of research theory, process and design
    3.Ethical and legal issues in research
    4.Searching and reviewing the research literature
    5.Identifying research ideas, questions, statements and hypotheses
    Section 2: Research Appreciation and Consumerism
    6.Common qualitative methods
    7.Data collection and sampling in qualitative research
    8.Analysing data in qualitative research
    9.Common quantitative methods
    10.Sampling data in quantitative research
    11.Quantitative data collection and study validity
    12.Assessing measuring instruments
    13.Analysing data in quantitative research
    14.Mixed-methods research
    15.Indigenous peoples and research
    16.Applying research knowledge: evidence-based practice development and knowledge translation
    Section 3: Conducting Primary Research
    17.Writing proposals and grant applications
    18.Managing a research project: roles and processes
    19.Writing and presenting research findings for dissemination
    20.A research project journey: from conception to completion

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  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: March 13, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier

About the Authors

Dean Whitehead

Dean commenced at Federation University in January 2022 following tenures at University of Tasmania, Flinders University and Massey University. Dean has a well-established and respected reputation in the fields of health promotion and health education theory, policy and practice – within and outside the nursing disciplines. He is an active researcher and publisher where his main focus lies with health promotion and health education theory and practice, health policy, public health and primary healthcare; he has close to 200 theoretical/research publications in these fields.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Federation University Australia

Caleb Ferguson

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Western Sydney Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre, Western Sydney University & Western Sydney Local Health District, Blacktown, NSW, Australia

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

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