Reading Research - E-Book: A User-Friendly Guide for Health Professionals
Learn how to evaluate and apply health sciences research with this beginner's guide! Reading Research: A User-Friendly Guide for Health Professionals, 7th Edition provides a clear introduction to reading and understanding research articles, with practical guidelines for implementing research into clinical practice. It describes how to interpret common research methods including qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches, and explains how to find relevant, reliable research on the internet. Written by Barbara Davies and Jo Logan, both of whom are noted educators and research experts, this easy-to-use pocket guide is ideal for both students and health professionals.
- Concise overview of health sciences-related research maximizes your study time and makes it easier to understand qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research.
- Succinct introduction to reading and understanding health sciences research articles is accompanied by practice worksheets and other learning resources on an Evolve website.
- Helpful guidelines suggest how to find interesting research results, identify how to use research results towards planning and delivering best practices and improving patient outcomes, and recommend actions to address barriers to using research in practice.
- UNIQUE!Tips boxes provide practical, easy-to-follow advice for those who are new to the subject.
- UNIQUE!Alert! boxes warn of common assumptions made when reading research.
- Recommendations for best practices in research include brief definitions of popular research terms as well as links to World Health Organization information, the latest RNAO (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario) Best Practice Guidelines, and guidelines from Australia, the USA, the UK, and other countries.
- NEW!Enhanced worksheet exercises on the Evolve website demonstrate how to apply knowledge gained from the text, based on research articles drawn from Australia, Canada, Europe, and the USA, on a variety of health issues encountered in hospital and community settings.