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Handbook of Research Methods for Nursing and Health Sciences, 2nd Edition

By Victor Minichiello, Gerard Sullivan, Ken Greenwood, Rita Axford
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ISBN
9781740095969
Published date
30/10/2003
 
 
 

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Written in an accessible style, the text is designed for nursing and health science students who are beginning a course in research methods. 
The Australian examples reflect a diversity of health settings which emphasises the relevance of research to students.

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ISBN
 
9781740095969
Edition
 
2nd
Published date
 
30/10/2003
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
Format
 
Table of contents
  1. The Relevance of Research for Practitioners - Rita Axford, Victor Minichiello, Mary Cruickshank, Jenny McParlane,
    Lyn Irwin, Irene Coulson
  2. Role of Theory in Health Research - Rod Gerber, Wendy Moyle
  3. The Philosophical and Theoretical Context of Qualitative Research - Ian Andrews, Gerard Sullivan, Victor Minichiello
  4. Asking Quantitative Research Questions - Lynne M. Harris
  5. Obtaining Ethical Approval for Health Sciences Research - Carl L. Parsons, Jennifer Oates
  6. Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, And Correlational Quantitative Research Designs - Robert Heard, Lynne M. Harris
  7. Qualitative Research Design - Carol Grbich
  8. Sampling in Quantitative Research - Margot Schofield
  9. Sampling in Qualitative Research - Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Gerard Sullivan and Victor Minichiello
  10. Epidemiological Research - Damien Jolley
  11. Action Research - Annette F. Street
  12. Single Case Experimental Design - Kenneth Mark Greenwood
  13. Measurement: Concepts, Tools and Issues - Kenneth Mark Greenwood
  14. Structured Questionnaires and Interviews - David de Vaus
  15. Reporting on Events Using Diaries  - Rodrigo Mariño, Victor Minichiello, Jan Browne
  16. Doing Qualitative In-depth Interviews - Victor Minichiello, Jeanne Madison, Terrence Hays, Glenda Parmenter
  17. Focus Group Interviews - Winsome St John
  18. Ethnography and Participant Observation - Cherry Russell
  19. Discourse Analysis - Deborah Lupton
  20. The Logic and Need for Inferential Statistics - Kenneth Mark Greenwood
  21. Descriptive and Exploratory Data Analysis - Carolyn Unsworth
  22. A Brief Survey of Univariate Group Comparison Procedures - Ian Story
  23. Correlation and Regression - Michael Hough
  24. Using Multivariate Analysis - Lynne M. Harris, Robert Heard
  25. Grounded Theory Analysis: Coming to Data with Questioning Minds - Jan Browne
New to this edition
  • NEW- test your knowledge questions and identified learning objectives in every chapter.
  • NEW- all chapters have been revised in level and pitch to make the second edition more appropriate to undergraduate courses.
  • NEW- Chapter 1 The Relevance of Research for Practitioners includes a discussion of how to conduct literature reviews and critically read and publish research to help students that are starting a research project.
  • NEW- additional contributions from nursing academics gives the text a stronger nursing focus and more relevance to nursing students.
  • NEW- every chapter has been updated to provide students with the latest information in an accessible format.
Features & benefits
  • Quantitative and qualitative research chapters are integrated throughout the book to encourage readers to see these as part of research methods and select the tools that suit the research questions being asked.
  • The contributors are widely recognised as being experts in their fields, they offer in depth knowledge and understanding of their respective research and teaching interests to give students a broad understanding of research methods and the diverse skills in the conduct of their own studies. 
  • Australian research, data and examples helps students learn in context.
Author biography

ANDREWS, Ian, teaches health sociology in the School of Behavioural and Community Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. His main research interests are in the sociology of sport and social theory.

AXFORD, Rita, PhD, is a registered nurse and Professor in the Department of Nursing at Regis University in Denver, USA. Her research interests include informatics, nursing management and quality improvement.

BROWNE, Jan, PhD, is a registered nurse and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Deakin University. Her research interests include disability, palliative care, sexual health, and the social aspects of ageing and disability.

COULSON, Irene, PhD, is a registered nurse and a gerontologist and an Adjunct Associated Professor in the School of Health at the University of New England. Her research interest include health policy, aged care, evaluation of health care services, and dementia care.

CRUICKSHANK, Mary, PhD, is a registered nurse and Senior Lecturer in the School of Health at the University of New England. Her current research interests include quality management in nursing, palliative care issues that focus on palliative care providers and consumers, and palliative care education.

DE VAUS, David, PhD, is a family sociologist and survey researcher. Currently he is an Associate Professor at La Trobe University and Senior Research Advisor at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.  His research interests are intergenerational family relations, retirement, life course transitions and health among older people.

GERBER, Rod, PhD, is a qualitative researcher and educator and Honorary Fellow in the School of Professional Development and Leadership at the University of New England. His research interests include workplace learning, environmental and organisational behaviour, smart workforces, and common sense in workplaces.

GRBICH, Carol, PhD, is a health sociologist and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University of South Australia. Her research includes care-giving, palliative care, aged care, and the changing role of men in society.

GREENWOOD, Ken, PhD, is a psychologist and Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University. His research interests include sleep disturbance, problems of adaptation to shiftwork, and the analysis of single case data.

HARRIS, Lynne, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Behavioural and Community Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. Her main research interest are memory, attention, anxiety, and depression.

HAYS, Terrence, PhD, is a music educator and Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of New England. His research interests include mentorship, music education, sexuality and ageing and music in the lives of older people.

HEARD, Robert, PhD, is a psychologist and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Behavioural and Community Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. His current research interests are rehabilitation of patients following strokes, assessment of the needs of intellectually handicapped parents, visual standards in driving, and the relationship between standard clinical phobias and irrational prejudices against minority groups.

HOUGH, Michael, PhD, is a psychologist and a Lecturer in the School of Behavioural and Community Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. His research interest include fantasy-prone personality, prejudice, religion and health, coping and pain perception.

IRWIN, Lyn, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health at the University of New England. Her research interest include HIV/AIDS policy and health care systems.

JOLLEY, Damien, MSc, is an epidemiologist and biostatistician and an Associate Professor in epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Health Sciences at Deakin University. His research interests include methodology, particularly graphical techniques and longitudinal study designs, cancer research, and harm minimisation in IV drug use.

LLEWELLYN, Gwynnyth, PhD, is an occupational therapist and family researcher and Sesquicentenary Professor of Occupation and Leisure Sciences and Director of the Disability Studies Program at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include family and disability, caring and community care, parenting and social support, and disability policy.

LUPTON, Deborah, PhD, is a Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. Her major areas of research interest include the sociocultural aspects of the body, medicine and public health, risk, food, the emotions, and parenthood. She is the author/co-author of ten books in these areas.

McPARLANE, Jenny, is an Associate Professor in Nursing at the University of New England. Her major teaching interest is in the application of a critical thinking approach to clinical practice. Her current research interests include ageism, attitudes of nurses towards aged care and clinical practice.

MADISON, Jeanne, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer and Head of School of Health at the University of New England.  She is a Registered Nurse and was a Nursing CEO in four different California hospital.  Her current research explores issues associated with sexual harassment amongst nurses in Australia. 

MARIÑO, Rodrigo, PhD, is a dental surgeon who specialises in the area of public health and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health at the University of New England. His research interest include HIV/AIDS, public health, health status in immigrant groups, quality of life and oral health in the elderly, and community dentistry.

MINICHIELLO, Victor, PhD, is a health sociologist and gerontologist and Professor in the School of Health and Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Professional Studies at the University of New England. His research interests include sexual health, health and illness, health policy, and social aspects of ageing.

MOYLE, Wendy, PhD, is a registered nurse and Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Griffith University. Her current research interests are professional practice issues that focus on an understanding of ‘care’ in the areas of gerontological nursing, women’s health and mental health.

OATES, Jennifer, PhD, is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Human Communication Sciences at La Trobe University.  Her current research interests focus on acoustic, physiological and perceptual features of normal and disordered singing and acting voice.

PARMENTER, Glenda, is a registered nurse and Lecturer in the School of Health at the University of New England.  Her research interests involve palliative care and residential aged care.

PARSONS, Carl, PhD, is a speech-language pathologist and an Associate Professor in the School of Human Communication Sciences at La Trobe University. His research interests include the efficacy of alternative service delivery models, use of computers in treatments, conversational skills training, and improvement in pronunciation for children with language impairments and learning disabilities.

RUSSELL, Cherry, PhD, is a health sociologist and an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioural and Community Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Her research in gerontology has spanned a range of topics including media constructions of ageing, health services for older women and men, and older people’s experiences of living in different residential environments.

SCHOFIELD, Margot, PhD, a clinical, counselling and health psychologist, is Associate Professor in Counselling in the School of Health at the University of New England. She is also Vice-President of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Her research interests focus on issues relevant to counselling, women's health, mental health and spirituality.

STORY, Ian, PhD, is a Lecturer in the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. His areas of research interest are research methods and reliability testing inn clinical research.

ST JOHN, Winsome, PhD, is a registered nurse and Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Griffith University. Her research interests include primary health care, community health nursing, and urinary incontinence in the community.

STREET, Annette, PhD, is a sociologist and Professor of Cancer and Palliative Care Studies and Director of La Trobe University/Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, Nursing Clinical School.  Her research interests are primarily focused on exploring the roles and practice of health care providers and the effects on health care consumers, specifically around end of life care, psycho-oncology and symptom distress in cancer care.

SULLIVAN, Gerard, PhD, is a sociologist and Associate Professor in the School of Policy and Practice of the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney. His research interests include sexuality, ethnicity, Asian studies, and examination of health, education and social services for minorities.

UNSWORTH, Carolyn, PhD, is an occupational therapist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University. Her research interest include clinical reasoning and decision-making, functional assessment and outcomes in rehabilitation, and the assessment and treatment of cognitive and perceptual problems.