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cover image - Reading Research,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323759243
Page Count: 96
Imprint: Elsevier
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Reading Research, 7th Edition

by Barbara Davies, RN, PhD FCAHS and Jo Logan, RN, PhD

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cover image - Reading Research,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323759243
Page Count: 96
Imprint: Elsevier
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Learn how to evaluate and apply health sciences research with this beginner’s guide! Reading Research: A User-Friendly Guide for Health Professionals, 7th Edition provides a clear introduction to reading and understanding research articles, with practical guidelines for implementing research into clinical practice. It describes how to interpret common research methods including qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches, and explains how to find relevant, reliable research on the internet. Written by Barbara Davies and Jo Logan, both of whom are noted educators and research experts, this easy-to-use pocket guide is ideal for both students and health professionals.

    • Concise overview of health sciences-related research maximizes your study time and makes it easier to understand qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research.
    • Succinct introduction to reading and understanding health sciences research articles is accompanied by practice worksheets and other learning resources on an Evolve website.
    • Helpful guidelines suggest how to find interesting research results, identify how to use research results towards planning and delivering best practices and improving patient outcomes, and recommend actions to address barriers to using research in practice.
    • UNIQUE! Tips boxes provide practical, easy-to-follow advice for those who are new to the subject.
    • UNIQUE! Alert! boxes warn of common assumptions made when reading research.
    • Recommendations for best practices in research include brief definitions of popular research terms as well as links to World Health Organization information, the latest RNAO (Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario) Best Practice Guidelines, and guidelines from Australia, the USA, the UK, and other countries.
    • NEW! Enhanced worksheet exercises on the Evolve website demonstrate how to apply knowledge gained from the text, based on research articles drawn from Australia, Canada, Europe, and the USA, on a variety of health issues encountered in hospital and community settings.
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    Why Read Research Articles?
    Some Friendly Advice About Reading Research Articles
    Check Out the Reader’s Companion Worksheets
    2. EASY STEPS FOR READING RESEARCH
    Title Abstract
    Introduction
    Theory Issues
    Methods
    Design
    Part 1: Qualitative Design Methods
    Rigour in Qualitative Studies
    Sample and Setting
    Data Collection
    Data Analysis and Results
    Part 2: Quantitative Design Methods
    Experimental Designs
    Non-Experimental Designs
    Rigour in Quantitative Studies
    Sample
    Data Collection
    How to Judge the Rigour of a Data Collection Tool
    Sensitivity and Specificity
    Data Analysis and Results
    Descriptive Statistics
    Inferential Statistics
    Part 3: Mixed Methods Research
    Mixed Methods Study Characteristics
    Mixed Methods Data Collection and Analysis
    Results and Discussion
    A Final Suggestion: The Acknowledgements
    3. FINDING INTERESTING RESEARCH RESULTS
    Where and How to Start
    Define Your Clinical Question
    Steps in Constructing a PICO Chart
    Search a Database for Relevant Research
    Search Terms
    How Far Back Should You Search?
    Review Articles
    How to Read the Fictional Forest Plot Depicting a Meta-Analysis
    Appraising Reviews
    Searching the Internet for Research Articles
    Peer Review
    A Cautionary Note About Predatory or Fake Journals on the Internet
    How Will I Know If a Journal Is Fake?
    Why Should I Be Concerned If the Paper Is Published in a Predatory Journal
    Web Portals
    Other Types of Databases
    Keeping Up to Date
    Social Media: Facebook
    4. USING RESEARCH RESULTS
    Research Utilization
    The Questions to Ask
    Clinical Practice Guidelines
    Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation
    Practice Guideline Websites
    The Decision to Use Research Results
    Gathering Support and Resources
    Want to Learn More?
    Bibliography
    Glossary
    Journals That Publish Peer-Reviewed Research
    Worksheets
    1. Qualitative Research: The Reader’s Companion Worksheet
    2. Quantitative Research: The Reader’s Companion Worksheet
    3. Mixed Methods Research: The Reader’s Companion Worksheet
    4. Systematic Reviews: The Reader’s Companion Worksheet
    5. Using Research Results: The Reader’s Companion Worksheet
  • Barbara Davies, RN, PhD FCAHS, Professor, Vice Dean Research, Faculty of Health Sciences; University of Ottawa and Jo Logan, RN, PhD, Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
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