SECTION 1 CONTEXTUAL MATERIALS.
1 Introduction to Healthcare Research for Evidence-Based Practice.
2 The Research Process – Organising Your Research.
3 Choosing Methodological Approaches.
4 Searching the Literature.
5 Ethics of Healthcare Research.
6 Basic Concepts: Sampling, Reliability and Validity.
SECTION 2 QUALITATIVE APPROACHES.
7 Issues in Qualitative Data Collection.
8 Case Studies.
11 A Pragmatic Approach to Qualitative Data Analysis.
12 Limitations of Qualitative Research.
SECTION 3 QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES.
13 Sampling, Reliability and Validity Issues in Data Collection and Analysis.
14 Cause and Effect, Hypothesis Testing and Estimation.
15 Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Approaches.
16 The Single Case Experiment.
17 Randomised Controlled Trials.
18 Non-Experimental Approaches.
20 The Role of Statistics.
SECTION 4 APPRAISAL, DISSEMINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION.
21 Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Effectiveness.
22 Critical Evaluation of Research Reports.
23 Writing a Research Report.
24 Getting Research into Practice.
Appendix 1 Research Log.
Appendix 2 List of Useful Websites (In Order of Citation).
Additional resource material can be found on the book’s website at: www.wiley.com/go/newell
· Has an accompanying website, featuring further reading
· The focus of the book (and the title) has been broadened out to include health care students as well as nursing students, in response to market feedback
· Review points/questions now included at the end of each chapter
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· A practical guide to research methods and evidence-based practice
· New edition of a successful student textbook
· Includes a glossary of common research terms
· Provides case studies, key points, further reading, and activities throughout
· Accompanying website with links to further reading