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]

How is Research Disseminated and Implemented?

How is research disseminated and implemented?


Communicating research findings, the final step of the research process, involves developing a research report and disseminating it through presentation and publication. (Burns & Grove, 2005: 585)

In considering the above sentence, it is important for you to understand that the research process cannot be considered complete until such a time as the findings have been written-up, reported and disseminated. Not only is it unethical to conduct research and not report the findings but it is disadvantageous to clinical practice and healthcare progress. Indeed, funding bodies, government departments and/or healthcare institutions invariably require researchers to document a detailed dissemination plan prior to undertaking a research study. The focus of this chapter is to explore ...

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