Expanding Nursing Knowledge, Understanding and Researching your own Practice, 2nd Edition

Expanding Nursing Knowledge

2nd Edition Understanding and Researching your own Practice

By Gary Rolfe, PhD, MA, BSc, RMN, RGN, NT, PGCEA, Principal Lecturer, School of Health Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK


PART ONE: Understanding Your Practice; Nursing Knowledge; Nursing and the scientific paradigm; The limitations of technical rationality; Beyond technical rationality - other ways of knowing; Notes to chapter 1; Professional Judgement; Developing personal theory; Personal theory and professional judgement; Notes to chapter 2; PART TWO: Researching Your Practice; A new Paradigm for the practitioner-researcher; Towards a new paradigm; Asking practitioner-centred research questions; Methodologies for practitioner-centred research; Summary; Notes to chapter 3; Single case experimental research; Background and rationale; Research questions; Methodology and research design; Data collection methods; Validity and reliability; Data analysis; Summary; Reflective case study research; Background and rationale; Research questions; Methodology and research design; Data collection methods; Validity and reliability; Data analysis; Summary; Notes to chapter 5; Reflexive action research; Background and rationale; Research questions; Methodology and research design; Data collection methods; Validity and reliability; Data analysis; Summary; Notes to chapter 6; Epilogue