Health Student's Research Survival Guide : 9781486003334

Health Student's Research Survival Guide

Dwyer / Moxham / Reid-Searl / Broadbent
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9781486003334
ISBN 10
 
1486003338
Published
 
20/09/2013
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
59
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$28.99
 
 
 
Description
The information within the resource is by no means a comprehensive health research text, rather information which serves as a quick reference for students in their everyday activities involving research. The resource is not meant to be large or bulky, rather a small, concise and easy to access guide that is readily available in the users pocket in the clinical environment.

This text provides current health research information reflecting the Australian Health Care context. Information included will be recent and up-to-date and be reflective of evidence based practice.

Table of contents

Research and Evidence-based Practice
 Introduction
 Definition of research
 Evidence-based practice (EBP)
 Evidence-based health care (EBHC)
 Difference between research and evidence
 Five steps of EBP
  1. ASK the question: PICO
  2. ACQUIRE evidence
  3. APPRAISE evidence
  4. APPLY the evidence
  5. EVALUATE

Research and ethics
 Human research ethics
 Definitions
 What is harm? Distress=Harm
 What is inconvenience?
 Types of participants
 Quality activities

Research paradigms
 Quantitative research
  Descriptive (non-experimental)
  Correlational designs
  Experimental
  Quasi-experimental designs
 Qualitative research 
 Mixed methods design


Sampling
 Definitions
 Sample size
 Bias
  1. Selection biases
  2. Measurement biases
  3. Intervention (exposure) bias

 Qualitative data analysis
  Stages in analysing qualitative data
  A few key points with qualitative analysis
  Coding
  Content analysis
  Thematic analysis
  Presenting qualitative data

Quantitative data analysis
 Descriptive statistics
 Normal curve
 Inferential
 Parametric tests
 Non-parametric tests 
 

Features & benefits
This text provides current health research information reflecting the Australian Health Care context. Information included will be recent and up-to-date and be reflective of evidence based practice.
Author biography

Associate Professor Trudy Dwyer, Assistant Dean Research, CQUniversity. 
Trudy’s interests include:  The deteriorating patient,  Simulation, Resuscitation; Social psychology; Clinical teaching; Critical care Nursing; Cardiac rehabilitation; On-line learning

Professor Lorna Moxham, Professor of Mental Health Nursing, University of Wollongong
Lorna is a Board member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.

Associate Professor Kerry Reid-Searl, Professor Assistant Dean, Simulation, CQUniversity.
Kerry Reid-Searl has been involved in the CQUniversity undergraduate nursing program for the past 21 years. Together with her passion for nursing and nursing education, Kerry also has a strong interest in simulation techniques. Kerry most enjoys working with beginning undergraduate nursing students as well higher-degree students. She has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards. The extent of these include two Faculty Teaching Awards, two Vice Chancellor's Teaching Awards, two Australian Learning and Teaching Citations for her outstanding contribution to student learning, Pearson/Australian Nurse Teacher of the Year Award and in 2012 Kerry was awarded an Australian University Teaching Excellence Award. Kerry is the author and co-author of numerous nursing text books which are utilised by nursing students across Australia and New Zealand.

Dr Marc Broadbent, CQUniversity
Dr Marc Broadbent has a clinical background in critical care and emergency nursing and his main area of expertise is in trauma and emergency nursing with a specialised knowledge of emergency triage. Marc has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Educator and Nurse Manager in emergency departments within Australia and overseas.