Reading Research - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9781771720731, 9781771720700

Reading Research

6th Edition

A User-Friendly Guide for Health Professionals

Authors: Barbara Davies Jo Logan
Paperback ISBN: 9781771720731
eBook ISBN: 9781771720700
eBook ISBN: 9781771720717
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 13th November 2017
Page Count: 96

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Ideal for both students and health professionals alike, Reading Research: A User-Friendly Guide for Nurses and Health Professionals, 6th Edition is a practical beginner-level introduction to health sciences research. The text is written in a manner that assumes you have little or no experience with analyzing published research, and provides guidelines for reading and understanding research articles. It also covers important elements of published research, such as research methods, common terminology, data analysis and results. All chapters have been updated. The book also briefly discusses common barriers to the application of research results in practice.

Key Features

  • Concise overview of health sciences-related research maximizes your study time by including all popular types of research methodologies.
  • UNIQUE! Tips boxes provide easy-to-follow, practical suggestions for those who are new to the subject.
  • UNIQUE! Alert! boxes warn of common assumptions made when reading research.
  • Accompanying website provides up-to-date links for relevant research projects and other research-related sites, and offers Reader's Companion Worksheets for qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and systematic reviews.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Easy Steps for Reading Research
    3. Where to Find Interesting Research Results
    4. Using Research Results


  1. Journals that Publish Peer-Reviewed Research
  2. Qualitative Research: The Reader’s Companion Worksheet
  3. Quantitative Research: The Reader’s Companion Worksheet
  4. Mixed Methods Research: The Reader’s Companion Worksheet
  5. Systematic Reviews: The Reader’s Companion Worksheet
  6. Using Research Results: The Reader’s Companion Worksheet


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About the Authors

Barbara Davies

Barbara Davis, RN, PhD, FCAHS

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Vice Dean Research, Faculty of Health Sciences; University of Ottawa

Jo Logan

Jo Logan, RN, PhD

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa