How To Write Your Nursing Dissertation

Author: Alan Glasper,Colin Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111841070X

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 8597

This innovative nursing textbook provides a clear guide towriting a winning dissertation. It contains advice andguidance for overcoming many of the difficultiesstudents face in this process. Written by experts in thefield, each chapter provides scenarios with effectivesolutions and clear principles to follow to answer the issuesraised. The book guides you through the stages of finding and assessingliterature to answer a clear dissertation question, and thepractical skills of writing and structuring a successfuldissertation. Chapters include: - Startingyour dissertation journey - Developing a successful dissertation question - Sourcingand accessing key literature - Essential research principles and processes - Critically appraising research articles - Implementing evidence-based health care in practice - Takingyour dissertation further, including publications andconferences. Accompanied by a website featuring a range of resourcesincluding an unabridged example of a completed dissertation, Howto Write Your Nursing Dissertation is essential reading notjust for nursing and healthcare students completing dissertations,but all students who need to develop their critical appraisal andassignment writing skills.
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A Nurse’s Step By-Step Guide to Writing a Dissertation or Scholarly Project, Second Edition

Author: Karen Roush

Publisher: Sigma

ISBN: 1948057123

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 4545

Feeling overwhelmed by the mere thought of writing your dissertation or scholarly project? Wondering how to begin and where to find the time? You are not alone. Earning your advanced degree is an extraordinary accomplishment, but completing those final stages can be a daunting task. A Nurse’s Step By-Step Guide to Writing a Dissertation or Scholarly Project, Second Edition, is a straightforward how-to guide. This book is intentionally concise because, let’s be honest, the last thing a busy candidate needs is another unwieldy, doorstop-sized book. Packed with practical steps and tools, this fully updated second edition—which includes a new chapter on the various formats for manuscript dissertations— will help you plan, document, organize, and write your dissertation or scholarly project. Don’t go it alone; let author and fellow dissertation survivor Karen Roush help you get from square one to DONE.
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A Nurse's Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Your Dissertation or Capstone, 2015 AJN Award Recipient

Author: Karen Roush

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1940446082

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 6747

Earning your advanced degree is an extraordinary accomplishment, but completing those final stages can feel like a daunting task to candidates. A Nurse’s Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Your Dissertation or Capstone is a straightforward how-to guide. This book is intentionally concise because, let’s be honest, the last thing a busy candidate needs is another unwieldy, doorstop-sized book. Packed with practical steps and tools, this book will help you plan, document, organize, and write your dissertation or capstone. Don’t go it alone; let author and fellow dissertation survivor Dr. Karen Roush help you get from square one to DONE.
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Nursing and Healthcare Research at a Glance

Author: Alan Glasper,Colin Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118778790

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 2753

Nursing and Healthcare Research at a Glance is perfect for nursing and healthcare students, as well as newly qualified practitioners and anyone looking for a refresher or introduction to research. Covering a broad range of topics gathered under key sections, this essential book combines informative diagrams and images to provide memorable information for students on one page, and accessible, clearly written text on the facing page. It includes information on a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, the process of gaining ethical permission, conducting research with special groups including children, and successfully conducting reviews of the literature. Key features include: Clear and informative full colour illustrations throughout An emphasis on need-to-know research information for busy students and healthcare staff A wide range of research methods, currently used in modern healthcare research An impressive line-up of specialist and well-known experts in the field of health and nursing research This book provides quick access to the principles and reality of research and its implementation within the education and practice environment. It is essential reading for anyone in health service education and service settings with limited time who need to draw on research evidence.
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Your Undergraduate Dissertation

The Essential Guide for Success

Author: Nicholas Walliman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293297

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

View: 1631

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here 'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

Author: David Sternberg

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466884703

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

View: 1959

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own -dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended -how to reconsider "negative" findings as useful data -reviewing your progress, and getting out of the "dissertation dumps" -defending your paper successfully--distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge -exploiting the career potential of your dissertation -and much, much more
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The Writer's Manual

A Step-by-step Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professionals

Author: Rosemary Cook

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857753493

Category: Medical writing

Page: 205

View: 2999

An essential tool in helping realise writing opportunities, and is in tune with the increasing emphasis on continuing professional development.
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Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, Second Edition

Author: Cynthia Saver

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1938835425

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 9823

Anatomy of Writing for Publication for Nurses, Second Edition, is designed to help nurses bridge the gap between incomplete sentences and a published manuscript. The book’s contributors include the best and the brightest from publishing today. Most of the contributors have experience as editors of nursing journals, where their role is to decide which articles to accept for publication. These decision-makers share their important insights as to how they make their decisions, which will enhance the likelihood your manuscript is accepted for publication. The new edition covers, how to turn your dissertation or capstone project into a published article, how to write a letter to the editor and a book review, how to work with and manage contributors when writing a book, and how to understand open access, SQUIRE, APA, and more.
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Doing a Research Project in Nursing and Midwifery

A Basic Guide to Research Using the Literature Review Methodology

Author: Carroll Siu,Huguette Comerasamy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446275469

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 6638

Due to ethical issues surrounding data collection in the field of healthcare, students are no longer able to undertake their own empirical research. This book is written for nursing and midwifery students completing a research project based on reviewing published literature and using secondary data. It de-mystifies the concept of literature review methodology and supports students writing up their dissertation, thesis or work-based learning project. The book provides step-by-step guidance on: - Identifying a research problem - Qualitative and quantitative research design - Literature searching - Ethical considerations - Analysis of secondary data - Writing your dissertation Through its discussion of non-empirical methods, the book also prepares students for future empirical research by providing examples of best practice in healthcare research. The book is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates who want to succeed in their nursing or midwifery research project.
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Getting the Most From Nursing School: A Guide to Becoming a Nurse

Author: Robert Atkins

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781449630850

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 7914

Find Success in Nursing School! Getting The Most From Nursing School presents a roadmap to guide talented men and women along their journey from considering nursing as a profession to their first position as a registered nurse. This exceptional resource provides the necessary guidance to ensure that students get the most from their education and become excellent care providers, policymakers, educators, and researchers and achieve their goal of improving the health and well-being of others. Getting The Most From Nursing School is written by a doctorally prepared nurse, researcher, and professor and can be distinguished by its evidence-based information, its anecdotes, and its empirically grounded recommendations from nurses who have decades of experience in both clinical practice and as educators. Sample chapters include: Why become a nurse? Nursing school is tough...getting through the classes Surviving and succeeding in clinical Preparing for success on the NCLEX
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Writing a Proposal for Your Dissertation

Guidelines and Examples

Author: Steven R. Terrell

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 146252303X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 8316

This user-friendly guide helps students get started on--and complete--a successful doctoral dissertation proposal by accessibly explaining the process and breaking it down into manageable steps. Steven R. Terrell demonstrates how to write each chapter of the proposal, including the problem statement, purpose statement, and research questions and hypotheses; literature review; and detailed plan for data collection and analysis. Of special utility, end-of-chapter exercises serve as building blocks for developing a full draft of an original proposal. Numerous case study examples are drawn from across the social, behavioral, and health science disciplines. Appendices present an exemplary proposal written three ways to encompass quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods designs. User-Friendly Features *"Let's Start Writing" exercises leading up to a complete proposal draft. *"Do You Understand?" checklists of key terms plus an end-of-book glossary. *End-of-chapter quizzes with answers. *Case study examples from education, psychology, health sciences, business, and information systems. *Sample proposal with three variants of the methods chapter: quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Capturing Nursing History

A Guide to Historical Methods in Research

Author: Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN,Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, EdD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826115652

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 6781

Winner of the 2008 AJN Book of the Year Award! Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 byChoice! "This well written and well edited book fills a unique gap....[one of the] precious few [books] that focus on science or medicine and [one of] even fewer that cover the history of nursing."(Three Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service While there have been many research texts in the nursing literature, and nursing history is both taught in courses and of popular interest to practicing nurses, there has never been a hands-on text that describes the process of doing historical research in nursing. This book, contributed by well-known and respected nurse historians, provides the necessary direction, guidance, and examples needed to conduct historical research. It covers such topics as historiography, biographical research, using artifacts in historical research, doing archival and other data searches, doing international historical research, and locating funding sources for historical research. Case studies will be used throughout to illustrate various methods and describe how, why, when, and where historical research is used in nursing. Features of this edition: Provides direction and tools for conducting historical research Describes types of research, including biographical and oral histories Covers frameworks used to study historical events, such as social, political, feminist, intellectual, and cultural Addresses contemporary issues such as preserving and storing digitalized and tape-recorded data and obtaining institutional review board (IRB) approval for research, and addressing ethical and legal issues in historical research Includes case studies that provide a "how-to" guide to conducting research
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Nursing Research Using Historical Methods

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826126189

Category: Medical

Page: 236

View: 548

This is a concise, step-by-step guide to conducting qualitative nursing research using various forms of historical analysis. It is part of a unique series of books devoted to seven different qualitative designs and methods in nursing, written for both novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency. Historical research is a qualitative research method that systematically examines past events from existing documents or other data, or by interviewing individuals who lived through those events, in order to understand the past. Written by a noted qualitative research scholar and contributing experts, the book describes the philosophical basis for conducting research using historical analysis and delivers an in-depth plan for applying its methodologies to a particular study, including appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential challenges. It presents practical strategies for solving problems related to the conduct of research using the various forms of analysis and presents a rich array of case examples from published nursing research. These include author analyses to support readers in decision making regarding their own projects. The book provides a variety of examples of historical method studies, on topics such as mental health research, working with Navajo communities, World War II evacuation nursing, and many others. Focused on the needs of both novice researchers and specialists, it will be of value to health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students. Key Features: Explains how to conduct nursing research using autobiography, biography, oral history, and document review Presents state-of-the-art designs and protocols Focuses on solving practical problems related to the conduct of research Features rich nursing exemplars in a variety of health/mental health clinical settings in the United States and internationally
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Writing Research Proposals in the Health Sciences

A Step-by-step Guide

Author: Zevia Schneider,Jeffrey Fuller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526448432

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 4584

This is your step-by-step guide on how to write successful research proposals in the health sciences, whether it is for a thesis or dissertation review committee, an ethical review committee or a grant funding committee. Using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research approaches, follow the journey of Liang and Natasha, two fictional researchers who will help you complete your proposal alongside reading the chapters. This practical guide includes top tips from the authors, read-reflect-respond activities and examples of project plans to equip you with all the tools you need to succeed with your research proposal.
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Writing Your Dissertation, 3rd Edition

The bestselling guide to planning, preparing and presenting first-class work

Author: Derek Swetnam,Ruth Swetnam

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848034776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 9429

Gives you the tools to produce a first class dissertation This book gives you the confidence, tools and techniques to produce a first-class dissertation. It offers practical guidelines to planning realistic timetables and structuring every aspect of your work. Find out how to avoid common mistakes and the best way to present your work, and even how to assess your dissertation in the same way as a university or college tutor does.
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Nursing Research Using Phenomenology

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826126871

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 4607

"Phenomenology recognizes that...the work of a nurse is the work of an embodied subject, a feeling and knowing and experiencing person in relationship to another embodied subject, the patient, who is another feeling and knowing and experiencing person. Phenomenology in nursing will be concerned with the subjective, living person in her or his lived body in the experience of health and illnessóboth nurse and patient. As such, it could have radical effects." Jeffrey McCurry, Director, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (From the Foreword) Phenomenology is a descriptive approach to obtaining knowledge that focuses on capturing the essence of human experience through the point of view of a distinct individual. As a form of qualitative nursing research, it provides a perspective apart from that of empirical sciences, which see the human mind and body as physical or material objects open to study only through empirical science and treatable only through physical remedies. This "how-to" book describes the foundations of phenomenology and the specifics of how to conduct nursing research using phenomenological designs. It is part of an innovative series for novice researchers and specialists alike focusing on state-of-the-art methodologies from a nursing perspective. Authored by international scholars of qualitative nursing research, the book elucidates the theoretical rationale for using phenomenology, describes its components, and delineates a plan to conduct studies that includes appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential pitfalls. The book provides guidance for writing a research proposal that justifies the importance or potential impact of a study and describes how to conduct interviews that best elicit information. It focuses on achieving rigor in phenomenological research in regard to accuracy and replicability, and discusses different types of data collection and analysis and when to use them. Appendices include a list of qualitative research journals, textbooks, and other resources for more in-depth study. Chapters provide helpful advice on interviewing and data analysis. The book will be of value to novice and experienced nurse researchers, graduate teachers and students, in-service educators and students, and nursing research staff at health care institutions. Key Features: Comprises the first "how-to" guide to conducting qualitative phenomenological research from a nursing perspective Presents a comprehensive plan for conducting studies and appropriate measures, ethical considerations, and potential challenges Guides readers in construction of a research proposal that justifies the importance or potential impact of a study Provides examples of interviews that best elicit information
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A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care

Author: Helen Aveyard,Pam Sharp,Mary Woolliams

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335264346

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 1900

Ever struggled to write a critical essay? Ever wondered what critical thinking actually is and how you can apply it in your academic work and practice? This bestselling guide takes you through every stage of becoming a critical thinker, from approaching your subject to writing your essays or dissertation in health and social care. Each chapter tackles a different aspect of critical thinking and shows you how it's done using examples and simple language. Beginning with an overview of the importance of critical thinking, the book goes on to cover: How to think critically about different types of information as potential evidence, including books, journals, articles, websites, and, new to this edition, social media How to demonstrate critical thinking in written work and presentations How to adopt critical thinking in practice Updated with more references to online resources and critical appraisal tools, this fully revised second edition includes: The key tool 'Six questions for critical thinking' which will assist you in developing your skills for academic work and practice - updated for this edition in response to student evaluation An expanded worked example of critical analysis New exploration of the connection between theory and practice This book is an essential purchase for students and qualified healthcare staff alike and was highly commended in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012. "This is an amazing book that I recommend to all levels of students as there is something in it for all. It is written in an easy to understand and friendly style that is accessible to anyone has an interest in critical thinking whether they are studying or not. It puts a different perspective on one's thinking and has even turned it on its head for some students. I love this book and the sound of the penny dropping for my learners!" Liz Rockingham, Adult Field Lead / Teaching Fellow, University of Surrey, UK "In my estimation this is the definitive beginner's guide to critical thinking and writing in health and social care. After reading this book any student should understand why and how critical thinking underpins professional practice and the highest endeavours in academic work and research. Within the book are three invaluable checklists: 1) 'Six questions for critical thinking',2) 'Critical thinking skills in your written work' and 3) 'Critical thinking, or relying on routine'. A wonderful book for both Undergraduate and Masters' students and a must for hard-pressed academics who wish to encourage and endorse the need for critical thinking at all levels in all of their students". Dr Ruth Davies, Associate Professor Child and Family Health, Swansea University, UK "I did not intend to read this book cover to cover but it was such a pleasure I did. The book by Aveyard, Sharp and Woolliams achieves exactly what it sets out to do and is a comprehensive and highly readable guide. In this little gem the mysteries of critical thinking and writing are unpacked. Useful tools, resources, activities and worked examples are included and the reader is guided to develop their own skills. From the initial challenge to explore their personal values, beliefs and assumptions, through to how to adopt critical thinking in practice, the reader is left in no doubt as to the valuable contribution this book will make to developing their skills of critical thinking and writing for professional practice." Ailsa Espie, Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing, Queen Margaret University, UK "Health and social care professionals navigate through extensive quantities of information in the course of their work. The ability to think clearly and critically is fundamental for appraising and implementing evidence and knowledge in practice. This book is an excellent place to start learning these vital skills and I recommend it to my students and to you." Dr Martin Webber, Anniversary Reader in Social Work, University of York, UK
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The Exam Skills Handbook

Achieving Peak Performance

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013567

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

View: 698

Provides an easy-to-follow set of strategies and techniques that build to a plan for achieving your best possible exam performance. It gives practical step-by-step guidance in long-term planning for optimal performance through to last minute revision strategies. This fully updated, two-colour edition includes two brand new chapters.
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Study Skills for Nurses

Author: Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead,Tom Mason

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446200337

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 1248

The new edition of Study Skills for Nurses will help you develop the skills and techniques you need for stress-free studying throughout your nursing training. This invaluable book will help you face everyday challenges like essay writing, doing assignments, and taking exams, with confidence. All chapters have been revised and updated for this Second Edition, which also includes a new chapter giving advice to students with special needs (including dyslexia, hearing and visual impairments, disability and mental health concerns), as well as more material on the importance of achieving a study/life balance. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the core study skills, including practical advice on: how to manage your time effectively how to conduct literature searches how to use technology in your study how to use references how to write assignments how to pass exams. With summaries, learning aids, and a glossary of key terms, students at all levels will find Study Skills for Nurses an accessible and indispensable companion throughout their training. Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead is a Reader in Community Nursing and Health at the University of Chester. Tom Mason is Professor of Mental Health and Learning Disability at the University of Chester. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success! Praise for previous edition: 'This book should be a useful source of information and reference to aid nurses in general, not just Accident and Emergency nurses, who are undertaking new academic study' - Accident and Emergency Nursing 'Reader-friendly format and wide-ranging coverage of material... this will be useful as a pre-course reader to new students and as a companion during the course' - Journal of Advanced Nursing 'This book is definitely for you if you want to perfect the art of studying and turn what is usually viewed as a chore into a pleasurable, rewarding experience' - Journal of Neonatal Nursing
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