Nursing Research: Designs and Methods

Nursing Research: Designs and Methods

Edited by Roger Watson, BSc, PhD, RGN, CBiol, FIBiol, ILTM, FRSA, Professor of Nursing, Graduate School of Nursing University of Sheffield, UK; Hugh McKenna, PhD, RMN, RGN DipN(Lond), Adv Dip Ed, RNT, Dean, Faculty of Life and Health Sciences, University of Ulster; Visiting Professor, Nursing Research, University of Nortumbria; Visiting Professor, Nursing Research, University of Bangor, Wales, UK; Seamus Cowman; and John Keady


Section 1 Approaches to research

The Nature and Language of Nursing Research
Approaches to Research
Participative Approaches to Research
Feminist Methodology in Nursing Research
Historical Research
Evaluation Research

Section 2 The process of research

Asking Research Questions
Accessing the Nursing Research Literature
Synthesising Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence within a Systematic Review
The Cochrane Collaboration, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis
Evaluating the Literature
Research Governance and Research Ethics
The Research Proposal
Managing a Research Project
Supervising Research Students
Publishing and Disseminating Research

Section 3 Research designs

Surveys in Nursing Research and Practice
Randomised Controlled Trials
Single-case Experiments
Action Research
Grounded Theory Nursing Research
Phenomenology
Ethnography
The Delphi Technique
Longitudinal Studies
Triangulation

Section 4 Data collection and analysis

Interviews
Focus Groups
Questionnaires
Observation
Q Methodology in Nursing Research
Narrative Research and Analysis
Qualitative Data Analysis: Achieving Order out of Chaos
Descriptive Statistics
Inferential Statistics
Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis