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'The 4th edition of this extensive text is an outstanding resource prepared by nurses (and a librarian) for nurses. In a structured and helpful style it presents thousands of items from the literature - published papers, reports, books and electronic resources - as a clear, accessible, and most of all useful collection. The efforts to signpost and lead the reader to the sought-for information are effective and well-conceived, and the "How to use this book" section is remarkably simple...the book should be found in every nursing and health library, every research institute and centre, and close to many career researchers' desks' - RCN Research This latest edition of Resources for Nursing Research provides a comprehensive bibliography of sources on nursing research, and includes references for books, journal papers and Internet resources. Designed to act as a 'signpost' to available literature in the area, this Fourth Edition covers the disciplines of nursing, health care and the social sciences. Entries are concise, informative and accessible, and are arranged under three main sections: * 'Sources of Literature' covers the process of literature searching, including using libraries and other tools for accessing literature * 'Methods of Inquiry' includes an introduction to research, how to conceptualize and design nursing and health research, measurement and data collection, and the interpretation and presentation of data * 'The Background to Research in Nursing' encompasses the development of nursing research; the profession's responsibilities; the role of government; funding; research roles and careers; and education for research. Fully revised and updated, the Fourth Edition includes just under 3000 entries, of which 90% are new. It has extensive coverage of US, UK literature and other international resources. This new edition will be an essential guide for all those with an interest in nursing research, including students, teachers, librarians, practitioners and researchers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761949916
ISBN-10: 0761949917
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 170mm x 25mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 11-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Cynthia G.L. Clamp

Stephen Gough BA, PGDip, FHEA is Liaison Librarian for Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Health. His main role is the teaching of Information Literacy, specializing in evidence based practice and research. Overview of research interests; Professional practice and organization of health care, Wound Care, Individualized Nursing Care, Service user evaluation and Evaluation of professional practice.