Introduction To Nursing Research: Developing Research Awareness

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  • Designed as an accessible, evidence-based introduction to understanding, planning, and using research in nursing practice
  • Written in an easy-to-read and engaging manner with summary boxes, examples, and reader-focused activities
  • Focuses on clinical practice with true stories about implementing research and examples from real research projects


In an engaging and accessible introduction for student nurses, Introduction to Nursing Research: Developing Research Awareness explains the hows and whys of nursing research, stressing its influence on policy and improving patient care. The book delivers a comprehensive guide to the research process and addresses questions such as: What is research? What is its importance to nursing, nurses, patients, and policy makers? Why is it such an exciting discipline?


  • Emphasizes the practical use of nursing research and its role in developing
    clinical practice
  • Includes case studies drawn from the authors' extensive experience in the field
    that illustrate how research is executed and implemented
  • Features summary boxes, examples, and reader-focused activities to help develop
    awareness and understanding

This book is relevant to all fields of nursing and all aspects of research. It is an essential resource for both the nursing undergraduate as well as nurses who are new to research.

Table of Contents

Advancing practice through research
Quality of life research: implications for nursing
Dignity in nursing
Pressure ulcers: prevention and care
Asking worthwhile questions for practice
Selecting the right research design to answer your question
Collecting and analysing data - some important principles
Gaining permission for research
Telling people about your research
Using research in practice
Evaluating care

Author Bio(s)

Andree Le May - BSc (Hons) PhD, RGN, PGCE(A), FRSPH. Professor of Nursing, University of Southampton, UK

Susan Holmes - BSc (Hons) PhD, SRN, FRSPH, CMS. Director of Research and Development & Professor of Nursing, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK