This latest edition of Resources for Nursing Research provides a comprehensive bibliography of sources on nursing research and includes references for books, journal papers and Internet resources. This Fourth Edition covers the disciplines of nursing, health care, and the social sciences.

Designing Nursing Research

Designing nursing research

Collaborative/Interdisciplinary Research

‘In research partnerships … individual personalities and interpersonal processes both play a crucial part. … The complex interplay between institutions and individuals, personal and professional agendas are important variables to consider. … [It is] through identifying … the principles of formal and informal processes impacting upon research, complementarity and reciprocity [that the important aspects of a research partnership are identified].’ (Mackenzie, Husband & Gerrish, 1995: 88–9) [adapted]

Definitions [See Appendix D for Sources]

Collaborative research – to labour or co-operate with another, especially in … scientific pursuits

Cross-disciplinary research – task requires a combination of disciplines for its achievement

Multi- and interdisciplinary research – organizational form used to carry out cross-disciplinary research

Networking – the establishing of professional contacts … for such purposes as ...

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