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Author Siu, Carroll.

Title Doing a research project in nursing & midwifery : a basic guide to research using the literature review methodology / Carroll Siu and Huguette Comerasamy.

Published Los Angeles : SAGE, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  610.730723 SIU    AVAILABLE
Physical description 196 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction to Research Concepts and Terminologies -- 1.1.Introduction -- 1.2.Qualitative and quantitative: the contrasting paradigm -- 1.3.Empirical and non-empirical research -- 1.4.The research process -- Learning points -- 2.Identifying the Research Problem -- 2.1.Introduction -- 2.2.Defining the scope of knowledge -- 2.3.Philosophical underpinnings of research and their application to nursing and midwifery -- 2.4.Shaping the purpose and scope of your research -- 2.5.Formulating and refining your research question or statement -- Learning points -- 3.Research Design: Comprehensive Literature Review as a Research Methodology -- 3.1.Introduction -- 3.2.Literature review: a research methodology -- 3.3.Types of literature review methodology -- 3.4.Principle 1: The researcher's ontological and epistemological stance needs to be explicit -- 3.5.Principle 2: Data is generated through a pluralistic approach --
Contents note continued: 3.6.Principle 3: There is a formal process of critique in data analysis -- 3.7.Principle 4: The researcher must be ethically aware of the need for rigour throughout the whole research process -- Learning points -- 4.Collecting Data by Searching and Sampling the Literature and Other Secondary Data Sources -- 4.1.Introduction -- 4.2.Identifying key words to use - why and how? -- 4.3.Identifying the parameters for your search -- 4.4.Identifying sources for your data -- 4.5.Searching -- Learning points -- 5.Ethical Considerations when Critiquing Literature-Based Data -- 5.1.Introduction -- 5.2.Integrity, transparency and accountability -- 5.3.Defining evaluative criteria -- 5.4.How to evaluate non-empirical literature (grey literature) -- Learning points -- 6.Analysis and Synthesis of Literature-Based Data -- 6.1.Introduction -- 6.2.Defining the theoretical underpinning of comprehensive literature review data analysis and synthesis --
Contents note continued: 6.3.What is a theme and the characteristics of a theme? -- 6.4.The process of developing themes -- Learning points -- 7.Presentation and Discussion of Findings -- 7.1.Introduction -- 7.2.Presenting the findings -- 7.3.Discuss the findings by focusing on one theme at a time -- 7.4.Strengths and limitations of your comprehensive literature review -- Learning points -- 8.Writing Your Research Report -- 8.1.Introduction -- 8.2.The structure of your research project -- 8.3.The process of writing up -- 8.4.Outcome of your research -- Learning points.
Summary Due to ethical issues surrounding data collection in the field of healthcare, students are no longer able to undertake their own empirical research. This book is written for nursing and midwifery students completing a research project based on reviewing published literature and using secondary data. It de-mystifies the concept of literature review methodology and supports students writing up their dissertation, thesis or work-based learning project. The book provides step-by-step guidance on: identifying a research problem; qualitative and quantitative research design; literature searching; ethical considerations; analysis of secondary data, and writing your dissertation. Through its discussion of non-empirical methods, the book also prepares students for future empirical research by providing examples of best practice in healthcare research. The book is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates who want to succeed in their nursing or midwifery research project.
Other author Comerasamy, Huguette.
Subject Nursing -- Research -- Methodology.
Midwifery -- Research -- Methodology.
Variant Title Doing a research project in nursing and midwifery
ISBN 9780857027474 (hbk.)
0857027476 (hbk.)
9780857027481 (pbk.)
0857027484 (pbk.)