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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]

Gaining Insight into Data Analysis
Gaining insight into data analysis
Introduction

Data analysis is a set of procedures undertaken by researchers to make sense of the data and provide an answer to the research question/hypothesis posed at the beginning of the study. How it is undertaken depends on the type of data that have been collected. Part of reading and understanding research is the ability to comprehend the analytic processes that researchers have applied to their data and grasping how they came to the results they did. Yet, it is not uncommon when reading research reports to be tempted to by-pass the data analysis section and skip straight to the findings of the study. This is because it is the findings that are of most interest ...

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