Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care (Paperback)
  • Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care (Paperback)

Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care (Paperback)

Paperback 200 Pages / Published: 18/02/2015
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What is research? Why is it important in health and nursing? How should students use evidence in practice?

This short and simple book for those who are completely new to research will answer all your students' questions about the subject. It will help them to make sense of the various and often confusing research methods and terminology, to read and appraise literature and to understand how research is implemented in practice.

It features:

* Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and a range of countries so that students can see how research applies to the real world

* Tools, examples and frameworks to help students to find, appraise and critique research

* Chapter learning outcomes and key points to help students to remember important information

* A companion website with interactive glossary and reflective exercises to help students test their knowledge and apply it to practice, printable step-by-step frameworks for use when searching for or critiquing a paper, and direct links to relevant SAGE journal articles and weblinks.

* Further resources for lecturers are available, including all the practice examples from the book, seminar question ideas and critical appraisal powerpoints.

The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781473907539
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 10 mm
Edition: 5th Revised edition


A nice introductory text and an ideal starting point for someone who is feeling overwhelmed by research.

-- Katie Smith, BSc Hons Adult Nursing student at Coventry University

An essential learning resource for healthcare students. It facilitates their engagement in the importance of research, clinical effectiveness and applying evidence to actual practice.

-- Joan Cochrane, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University
In the current healthcare climate it is essential that undergraduate nurses develop the skills for critical appraisal and are motivated to engage with existing research. This text does indeed `make sense of research' with an interesting and reassuring approach.

-- Karen Day, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton
The book is divided into stand-alone chapters allowing the reader to easily dip in and dip out; however each chapter presents many useful points also making it beneficial to read from start to finish. The good sequencing of chapters and topics gives a clear structured flow to the book. Each chapter has learning outcomes to guide the reader and key points to reinforce the main issues. -- Lynne Partington, head of research, Evaluation and Technology, The End Of Life Partnership, Cheshire

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