Clinical Research Manual: Practical Tools and Templates for Managing Clinical Research is the ?must-have? book for anyone working in the day-to-day operations of a research study or clinical trial. Filled with tools, techniques, and templates, this manual offers clinical researchers, principal investigators, and research coordinators the foundation they need to successfully organize complex trials..
Provides expert guidance on the development of a program of research This is the first resource to provide graduate nursing students, students in other health sciences, and novice researchers with the tools and perspective to develop their own programs of research. Grounded in the author's 30 years of experience as a highly esteemed nurse researcher, the book guides nurses step by step through all aspects of program development. It underscores the importance of doing research that is knowledge driven and not limited to a particular method, and describes the characteristics of a successful research program and how to achieve it. It stresses the need for both qualitative and quantitative research methods to develop a valuable program of research.
A step-by-step guide to doing a literature review in nursing, or related healthcare professions, that takes you through every step of the process from start to finish. Contents: What is a systematic review? -- Asking an answerable and focused review question -- Writing the plan and background to your review -- Specifying your objectives and inclusion and exclusion criteria -- Conducting a comprehensive and systematic literature search -- Working with your primary papers: selecting, appraising and extracting data -- Synthesizing, summarizing and presenting your findings -- Writing up your discussion and completing your review -- Sharing, disseminating and using systematic reviews to inform and improve nursing practice .
Gehlbach's readable guide enhances the quality of the information you gain every time you sit down to read the medical literature. By demystifying the complex language of research studies, this guide makes reading medical literature more palatable, digestible and profitable.
This highly popular resource?written in an easy-to-read style and format-- delivers everything nurses and other health researchers need to know about designing, testing, selecting, and evaluating instruments and methods for measurement in nursing...features the most current content, strategies, and procedures available with direct applicability to nurses and health researchers engaging in interprofessional research, collaboration, education, and evidence-based practice.
Once considered to be a lesser pedagogical method, the case study is indeed a powerful, in-depth tool with which to examine evidence-based practice around patient care, family dynamics, professional roles, and organizational systems. Here is a unique ?how-to? guide to conducting research using case studies. Focusing on leading and newer methodologies, the text describes the philosophical basis and state of the art for using this qualitative method.
Ethnography is a qualitative research design that focuses on the study of people to explore cultural phenomena. This concise, how to guide to conducting qualitative ethnography research spearheads a new series, Qualitative Designs and Methods, for novice researchers and specialists alike focusing on state-of-the-art methodologies from a nursing perspective.
Grounded theory, often considered the parent of all qualitative research, is a complex approach used to develop theory about a phenomenon rooted in observation of empirical data. Widely used in nursing, grounded theory enables researchers to apply what they learn from interviewees to a wider client population.This is a practical'how to'guide to conducting research using this qualitative design.
Participatory action research is a qualitative research method conducted in collaboration with a community of people in order to effect changes in the community that are relevant to the residents. This is a practical, how-to resource for conducting participatory action research that guides readers, step by step, through planning, conducting, and disseminating nursing research using this qualitative design.