These links are only provided as assistance for research & learning purposes.
Why do research? Today the catchphrase is evidenced based nursing to ensure high quality nursing practice. To be competent nurses we must use evidenced based nursing that means keeping up with VALID current research. Current Medical and Nursing knowledge is changing fast in the world, i.e. the Genome Project means new drugs/treatments. To allow high quality nursing all nurses need to at least have a base knowledge of research to decipher the research articles we come across to pick out the good from the bad. It would not do to accept a article on face value just because it has been printed in a journal. How many think its OK to believe all you see or read on TV or in print? I don't think many would. That's why research is included in nursing courses!
NOTE: If you are looking for Info on Subjects/Topics whilst doing Literature searches you will find PubMed, Grateful Med and BioMed useful. Also check out the JCU Nursing Science Abstracts from our own Lecturers/Researchers.
Research Lots of Info.
National Institute for Nursing Research (US site) Research papers
Nursing Research and Scientific Activities Agenda Joan-Enric (John-Henry) Torra Bou personal web site (in English) with links
The Royal Windsor Nursing Society for Nursing Research UK. Plus a link to their list of books of Research Instruments used as tools to measure Validity & Reliability + Outcome Assessment.
CONCEPTUAL THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS: Here are some www links that explain a few nursing and associated frameworks that have been applied to research development. *Conceptual Framework -USA University School of Nursing framework that is designed to unify the approach to the curriculum by serving as a guide for the selection of nursing content etc. * The University of Kansas School of Nursing Conceptual Framework. *Nursing Student Handbook that uses a Conceptual Framework, Uni of Central Florida. * Using Conceptual Mapping to develop a Conceptual Framework - * A Conceptual Framework for Research Agenda development-an essay outlining an alternative conceptual framework for formulating research agendas- outlines a framework structured using a motivational criteria that could serve to extend agendas driven by research, teaching, and service components. * AIDS and Stigma-a Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda. * Conceptual Framework and Research Methodology
Research Methods in Nursing includes a practice test on research problems and hypotheses.
QUALITATIVE/QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH; Ways of approaching Research: Qualitative Designs; Qualitative Research; Some examples of clinical fields where both qualitative and quantitative research methods have been used; An Argument for Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods to Strengthen Internal Validity;
BMJ How to read a Medical Research Article/Paper. # Understanding and Reading Research # Statistics made easy for Biologists - This web page is designed to help you to understand the basics of statistical analysis of data collected. Click on the links to find out the reasons for the statistical tests and when they are appropriate # Statistics Every Writer Should Know # Research Designs Explained
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