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
Phenomenology
Ethnography
The Delphi Technique
Longitudinal Studies
Triangulation

Section 4 Data collection and analysis

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

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702033490
eBook ISBN:
9780702060021
Print ISBN:
9780443102776

About the editors

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