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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (26 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273718509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273718505
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 17.8 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 590,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr Glenn A. Williams is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and has been in this role since 2005. He has experience of working in the National Health Service as a Research Officer and as a Research & Development and Clinical Audit Deputy Manager. He has been involved with training and education of qualified and trainee health professionals and he worked for several years at the University of Nottingham's School of Nursing as a Lecturer in Behavioural Science. Dr Williams also has expertise in the evaluation of interventions for health and well-being and is able to use a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. He is a Community Psychologist and is keen to carry out projects that adhere to a Community Psychology ethos by: addressing inequalities in health and well-being; fostering inclusivity and challenging marginalisation; adopting a facilitative approach to individual and social change; and empowering people to make healthier choices for their lives. He has had his work presented on television (e.g. BBC Breakfast; East Midlands Today) and radio (e.g. BBC Radio Nottingham, The Spin (Ireland Radio), News Talk Radio (Ireland) and his work has featured in The Independent, the 'I' newspaper, The Times, Metro, Reader's Digest, Nottingham Evening Post, Holyrood, Herald Sun (Australia), Daily Express, The Guardian, La Tercera (Chile), Metro (Australia), Reuters, New Zealand Herald, Belfast Telegraph.

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"A very good book with lots of valuable information." - Dr Obrey Alexis, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University

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Take the fear out of research methods and analysis with this comprehensive yet accessible, practical and applied book for nurses. Taking an evidence-based approach, Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare demonstrates the use and relevance of research methods in modern nursing, and demonstrates how you can become an effective and successful nurse. 

  • Includes comprehensive coverage of the main research methods topics provided in everyday language.
  • Explains how to research the nursing literature.
  • Provides guidance on how to understand and apply research techniques.
  • Demonstrates how to disseminate and use findings in nursing practice.
  • Uses everyday nursing examples to explain research methods concepts and their relevance to practice.
  • Includes simple self-assessment tasks, that can be undertaken individually, or within groups, which test the concepts and skills being learnt.

Research Methods for Nursing and Healthcare is an essential introductory text for all nursing and healthcare students coming to research methods for the first time or those nurses and healthcare staff wishing to improve their skills in this area.

John Maltby is a Senior lecturer at the University of Leicester. He is the author of a number of other leading textbooks including Introduction to Statistics for Nurses.

Glenn Williams is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University. He has worked in the National Health Service and has been involved with the education and training of nurses.

Julie McGarry is Course Director: Graduate Entry Nursing at the University of Nottingham School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy.

Liz Day is a Senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. She is the author of a number of other leading textbooks including Introduction to Statistics for Nurses.

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This book is OK for a beginner in research but if you have already done a module on research methods it will be too basic. For my dissertation it did not prove to be as useful as I had hoped, but again, for someone who doesn't know anything it might be a good starting point.
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