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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Nursing Research

Principles, Process and Issues

Edition 3rd Edition
ISBN 9781137281265
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Learning about research can be a daunting task. Kader Parahoo's bestselling Nursing Research guides beginners gently but thoroughly, as well as presenting new debates and perspectives to those with some research experience.

This latest edition includes three timely new chapters on qualitative methods, introducing grounded theory, phenomenology and ethnography. It integrates the discussion of evidence-based practice throughout, advises on systemic literature reviewing and clearly explains a wealth of methods and skills to support your understanding of research. An explanatory glossary at the end of the book complements Parahoo's accessible writing style, ensuring all readers can get to grips with the knowledge needed to read, comprehend and critique research.

This popular book offers a comprehensive introduction to important research concepts, processes and issues. It equips students with the information and skills they need to utilise research throughout study and in everyday practice.

Kader Parahoo is Professor in Nursing and Health Research, School of Nursing and Institute of Nursing Research at the University of Ulster, Coleraine campus, UK.

1. Research and Nursing Practice
2. Knowledge, Science and Research
3. Quantitative Research
4. Qualitative Research
5. Mixed Methods
6. The Research Process and Ethical Issues
7. Literature Reviews
8. Research and Theory
9. Research Questions and Operational Definitions
10. Research Designs
11. Experiments
12. Phenomenological Research
13. Grounded Theory
14. Ethnography
15. Samples and Sampling
16. Questionnaires
17. Interviews
18. Observations
19. Making Sense of Data
20. Evaluating Research Studies
21. Evidence-based Practice.


An excellent well established research text much valued not only by novice researchers and students but also by experienced nurse researchers and, indeed other clinicians as well. The third edition only serves to enhance this by a thorough updating of references, resources and research examples and the most effective introduction of three new chapters... All students of nursing should have this text recommended if not required for their research methods course and modules. This should prove particularly helpful for research proposal dissertations at UG and PGT level. It is also relevant for all clinical practitioners seeking to both understand and comment on research in the clinical settings.' - Tonks N. Fawcett, Professor of Student Learning (Nurse Education), University of Edinburgh, UK
'...an extremely comprehensive, detailed yet lively book, which explains research in a way that students can understand and academics can enjoy.' - Dr Elaine Crisp, Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia
'The new edition retains the tried and trusted ways of describing nursing research in a user friendly and precise way bringing with it a contemporary twist.' - Ian Peate, visiting Professor of Nursing, University of West London, UK and Editor in Chief, British Journal of Nursing. Head of School of Health Studies, Gibraltar
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