Research into Practice - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702026867

Research into Practice

2nd Edition

Authors: Patrick Crookes Sue Davies
Paperback ISBN: 9780702026867
Imprint: Bailièrre Tindall
Published Date: 15th September 2004
Page Count: 308

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Traditional research textbooks have used the format of the research process which makes research seem even more difficult and remote. This book is different. Because the purpose of research appreciation is to enable practitioners to use research to develop and improve practice, it focuses instead on the skills of research appreciation and application which are distinct from the skills necessary to undertake research. It prepares you to access, critically evaluate, understand and use research-based literature within the multi-disciplinary context of today's health services. It emphasises: the range of sources of knowledge which inform nursing practice; contemporary research and the context in which health care research and development takes place; critical evaluation of research reports and research-based literature, examining the implication of project design and conduct; and the range of skills needed for the application of research findings and innovation within practice.

Table of Contents



1. Knowledge for practice based disciplines: advancing the debate.

2. The context of nursing and health care research.

3. Accessing sources of knowledge.

4. Making the most of existing knowledge.

5. Philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of research.

6. The relationship between research question and research design.

7. Evaluating qualitative research.

8. Evaluating quantitative research.

9. Populations and samples: identifying boundaries of research.

10. Critiquing ethical issues in published research.

11. Reviewing and interpreting research: identifying implications for practice.

12. Evidence-based practice and critical appraisals of quantitative review articles (systematic reviews).

13. Factors which may inhibit the utilization of research findings in practice - and some solutions.

14. Techniques and strategies for translating research findings into health care practice.




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About the Author

Patrick Crookes

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, University of Wollongang, Australia

Sue Davies

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Nursing, Department of Gerontological and Continuing Care Nursing, University of Sheffield, UK