Nursing Research: Designs and Methods - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443102776, 9780702060021

Nursing Research: Designs and Methods

1st Edition

Editors: Roger Watson Hugh McKenna Seamus Cowman John Keady
Print ISBN: 9780443102776
eBook ISBN: 9780702060021
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 22nd February 2008
Page Count: 408


This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It has been written by nurses for nurses and is research-minded, conceptually and theoretically up-to-date and student-centred. It is a comprehensive introduction to nursing research that will allow readers to build up their understanding of the research process and develop confidence in its practical application.

Key Features

  • Text supported by examples from ‘real life’ research
  • International perspective on nursing research
  • Comprehensive coverage including established and innovative designs and methods

Table of Contents

Section 1 Approaches to research

The Nature and Language of Nursing Research
Approaches to Research
Participative Approaches to Research
Feminist Methodology in Nursing Research
Historical Research
Evaluation Research

Section 2 The process of research

Asking Research Questions
Accessing the Nursing Research Literature
Synthesising Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence within a Systematic Review
The Cochrane Collaboration, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis
Evaluating the Literature
Research Governance and Research Ethics
The Research Proposal
Managing a Research Project
Supervising Research Students
Publishing and Disseminating Research

Section 3 Research designs

Surveys in Nursing Research and Practice
Randomised Controlled Trials
Single-case Experiments
Action Research
Grounded Theory Nursing Research
The Delphi Technique
Longitudinal Studies

Section 4 Data collection and analysis

Focus Groups
Q Methodology in Nursing Research
Narrative Research and Analysis
Qualitative Data Analysis: Achieving Order out of Chaos
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis


No. of pages:
© Churchill Livingstone 2008
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
eBook ISBN:
Paperback ISBN:

About the Editor

Roger Watson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health,The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Hugh McKenna

Affiliations and Expertise

Dean, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster; Visiting Professor, Nursing Research, University of Nortumbria; Visiting Professor, Nursing Research, University of Bangor, Wales, UK

Seamus Cowman

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Nursing

John Keady