Student nurses strive to become evidence-based practitioners, and to achieve this they need to understand how research impacts on health and health care. This new book helps readers to do just that, providing a readable, concise guide to the research process for those who are beginning their first degree. It walks students through the research process, covering topics such as how to choose a research question, literature reviewing and analysing findings. Key features of the book are: • A companion website to support lecturers in their teaching and students in their learning. The site offers resources including class discussion questions, quizzes and free SAGE journal articles • Learning outcomes and key points which highlight important information • Definitions of difficult terms and an interactive glossary • Activities to help students revise and test their learning It will be essential reading for all those studying on undergraduate degrees in nursing and health, as well as those taking courses to continue their professional development. [SAGE companion website icon]
Rigour in Research
Rigour in Research
The strength of research findings and the impact they might have on healthcare practice, provision and policy are dependent on how well a study is designed, conducted and reported. When reviewing and reading research studies it is important that you think about the ‘quality’ of these studies as an indicator of whether or not the research findings should or could be applied for use in clinical practice. The importance of this is centred on the likelihood that poorly designed studies are likely also to be of low methodological quality which could compromise the studies’ findings. Study findings that are compromised will not be very beneficial to healthcare practitioners who want to use these findings to make decisions in healthcare ...