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Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice in Health 1e WileyPLUS Learning Space + Wiley E-Text Powered by VitalSource

Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice in Health 1e WileyPLUS Learning Space + Wiley E-Text Powered by VitalSource

ISBN: 978-0-730-33565-8

Nov 2016

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This first edition is the only resource tailored specifically to align with the most common topics in a 12-week evidence-based practice unit for Nursing and Allied Health courses. Comprising insightful and engaging content, this resource is unique in its focus on consumers of research – keeping students focused on the skills most relevant to them. Understanding Research Methods for Evidence-Based Practice in Health is delivered as a WileyPLUS Learning Space interactive textbook, designed to facilitate engaged learning.

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About the authors vii

Chapter 1 Introduction to research, the research process and EBP 1

1.1 The meaning of ‘evidence-based practice’ 3

1.2 Apprehension towards evidence-based practice 5

1.3 Before you start: formulate the problem 8

Summary 10

Key terms 10

Websites 10

Endnotes 11

Acknowledgements 11

Chapter 2 Asking questions and searching for evidence 12

2.1 Different types of searching for evidence 14

2.2 Differences between primary and secondary research 14

2.3 Effective search strings 15

2.4 Other avenues for how to search for evidence 19

Summary 22

Key terms 22

Websites 22

Endnotes 22

Acknowledgements 23

Chapter 3 Reviewing literature 24

3.1 Is a paper worth reading at all? 26

3.2 Reviewing the methods of primary research papers 28

3.3 Reviewing the methods of secondary (review) papers 30

Summary 34

Key terms 34

Websites 34

Endnotes 35

Acknowledgements 35

Chapter 4 Qualitative research 36

4.1 Qualitative research explained 38

4.2 The difference between qualitative and quantitative research 38

4.3 Qualitative methodologies and data collection strategies 40

4.4 Evaluating papers that describe qualitative research 42

Summary 47

Key terms 47

Websites 47

Endnotes 47

Acknowledgements 48

Chapter 5 Quantitative research 49

5.1 Why and how quantitative research is done 51

5.2 Quantitative research designs 52

5.3 Measurement 55

Summary 60

Key terms 60

Websites 61

Endnotes 61

Acknowledgements 61

Chapter 6 Levels of evidence 62

6.1 Clinical questions in healthcare 64

6.2 Matching clinical questions to NHMRC levels of evidence 66

6.3 How bias threatens the validity of research evidence 71

6.4 Evaluating the evidence — levels of evidence, grades of recommendations and practice guidelines 72

6.5 Levels within levels 73

Summary 78

Key terms 78

Websites 78

Endnotes 79

Acknowledgements 80

Chapter 7 Statistics for the non-statistician 81

7.1 The authors ‘setting the scene’ 83

7.2 Storing quantitative data in a data set 85

7.3 Descriptive statistics for summarising sample characteristics 86

7.4 Probability and confidence 88

7.5 Measuring effects on health from treatments in clinical trials 90

7.6 Summarising treatment effects from multiple studies of interventions in a systematic review 91

Summary 93

Key terms 93

Websites 94

Endnotes 94

Acknowledgements 94

Chapter 8 Mixed methods research 95

8.1 An overview of mixed methods research 97

8.2 Different mixed methods designs 97

8.3 Integration in mixed methods research 100

8.4 Mixed method design considerations 101

Summary 103

Key terms 103

Websites 103

Endnotes 103

Acknowledgements 104

Chapter 9 Sampling 105

9.1 Understanding the terminology around sampling 107

9.2 Types of sampling 108

9.3 Sampling error 110

9.4 Calculating sample size 111

Summary 113

Key terms 113

Websites 113

Endnotes 114

Acknowledgements 114

Chapter 10 Ethics 115

10.1 Ethical principles 117

10.2 The role and function of human research ethics committees 119

10.3 Judging the ethical aspects of a published journal article 121

Summary 123

Key terms 123

Websites 123

Endnotes 123

Acknowledgements 124

Chapter 11 Getting evidence into practice 125

11.1 Adoption of evidence-based practice (EBP) 127

11.2 Encouraging individuals to implement evidence-based practice 128

11.3 Organisational support of evidence-based practice 129

11.4 The patient perspective in evidence-based practice 131

Summary 134

Key terms 134

Websites 134

Endnotes 134

Acknowledgements 135

Chapter 12 Challenges to evidence-based practice 136

12.1 When evidence-based practice is done badly 138

12.2 When evidence-based practice is done well 139

12.3 Achieving evidence-based practice 141

Summary 143

Key terms 143

Websites 143

Endnotes 143

Acknowledgements 144

  • Aligned Content: Unlike many existing evidence-based practice resources, this first edition is designed specifically to align with the most common topics in a 12-week evidence-based practice unit in undergraduate Nursing and Allied Health courses.
  • Focus on Consumers: This first edition is focused on consumers rather than producers of research, to keep students focused on the skills most relevant to them, such as synthesizing secondary research for clinical practice.
  • Interactive Online Textbook: The WileyPLUS Learning Space interactive textbook is full of rich media and activities to facilitate engaged learning.
  • Accessible Content: This first edition comprises insightful and engaging content delivered in concise, digestible chunks to support students’ engagement and retention.
  • Visibility of Progress: When purchased by the institution for all students, WileyPLUS Learning Space provides sophisticated insight into students’ participation, engagement and proficiency in the course through real-time, actionable reports.