Completing a Qualitative Project

Details and Dialogue
Author: Janice M. Morse
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 145224989X
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
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What do I do after the data analysis is done? This is one of the questions that plague most writers doing qualitative research and it is one of the key questions that inform this book. With a contributor panel of 22 renowned and frequently published qualitative research authors, Janice Morse explores a wide range of topics, from nuts and bolts to the angst of the publishing process, and from the methodological to application. These discussions make this book a perfect companion to the author's early volumes, Qualitative Nursing Research and Critical Issues in Qualitative Research. Moreover, since the development of the book provided for input from the contributors on each others' chapters, each article is followed by a dial

README FIRST for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods


Author: Lyn Richards,Janice M. Morse
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412998069
Category: Reference
Page: 311
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The Third Edition of this README FIRST for a User’s Guide to Qualitative Methods offers those new to qualitative inquiry a clear and practical handbook to doing qualitative research, the fit of questions to methods, and the tasks of getting started. In their direct and friendly style, Lyn Richards and Janice Morse help researchers reflect on why they are working qualitatively, choose an appropriate method, and confidently approach research design, data making, coding, analyzing and finally writing up their results.

The Research Companion

A Practical Guide for the Social and Health Sciences
Author: Petra M. Boynton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781841693057
Category: Psychology
Page: 199
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Social science research has traditionally focused on the historical study of research methods, frequently overlooking the practical skills needed to undertake a research project. The Research Companion addresses this need for instruction in the practice of research and offers clear, honest advice to help avoid typical problems and improve the standards. This book will be invaluable to all researchers in the social or health sciences, whatever their level of experience, making research more accurate, ethical and productive.

Caring in Nursing Classics

An Essential Resource
Author: Marlaine C. Smith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN,Marian C. Turkel, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN,Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171125
Category: Medical
Page: 532
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"This very interesting book provides a good overview of the evolution of the art and practice of nursing...Recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries “This collected work by scholars Smith, Turkel, and Wolf stands as a classic indeed. It offers nursing and related fields a repository and living history of the evolution of nursing within a caring science paradigm over a 40-year span from foundational ideas and developments, to current work in education, research, and institutional/community practices of caring...[The work] sustains and advances knowledge of human caring to serve humanity.” From the Foreword by Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN- BC, FAAN Founder, Watson Caring Science Institute This is a core resource for nursing educators and students at all levels who seek fundamental perspectives on the art and science of caring. The text comprises 37 classic book chapters and journal articles written by leaders in the field and illuminate the evolution of the caring paradigm--from its beginnings as a philosophical/ethical/theoretical guide to nursing, to implications for the future development of caring science. Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI), it will also be a primary resource for students attending WCSI programs and for in-service education programs, especially in hospitals with, or seeking, Magnet status. Each section features an introductory essay illuminating important concepts, followed by reflective questions appropriate for baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Also included are multiple-choice questions, a variety of case studies, a digital teacher and student resource with PowerPoints for key ideas, and more. The book is organized into nine sections providing an in-depth analysis of the evolution of caring scholarship; systematic reviews of the concept of caring; theoretical perspectives, including conceptual orientations, middle-range theories, and grand theories; seminal research studies; research designs and methods; practice models for the integration of caring within contemporary hospital-based practice environments; caring in communities and for the environment; leadership and administrative issues with a focus on caring and economics; and the future of caring science. Key Features: Presents the seminal literature on caring Co-published with the Watson Caring Science Institute Provides reflective/critical thinking questions tailored to academic levels For use in baccalaureate, graduate, doctoral, and in-service education, and as a core resource for WCSI programs Is accompanied by a digital teacher and student guide (please contact [email protected] to request this content)

Proposals That Work


Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso,Stephen J. Silverman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452216851
Category: Social Science
Page: 383
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Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.

Beyond method

philosophical conversations in healthcare research and scholarship
Author: Pamela M. Ironside
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
ISBN: 9780299208202
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 308
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods


Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780761923633
Category: Social Science
Page: 1528
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"This defining work will be valuable to readers and researchers in social sciences and humanities at all academic levels. As a teaching resource it will be useful to instructors and students alike and will become a standard reference source. Essential for general and academic collections." --CHOICE This Encyclopedia provides readers with authoritative essays on virtually all social science methods topics, quantitative and qualitative, by an international collection of experts. Organized alphabetically, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods covers research terms ranging from different methodological approaches to epistemological issues and specific statistical techniques. Written to be accessible to general readers, the Encyclopedia entries do not require advanced knowledge of mathematics or statistics to understand the purposes or basic principles of any of the methods. To accomplish this goal, there are two major types of entries: definitions consisting of a paragraph or two to provide a quick explanation of a methodological term; and topical treatments or essays that discuss the nature, history, applications, and implications of using a certain method, including suggested readings and references. Readers are directed to related topics via cross-referenced terms that appear in small capital letters. By assembling entries of varied origins and serving different research purposes, readers will be able to benefit from this immense source of methodological expertise in advancing their understanding of research. With three volumes and more than 900 signed entries, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods will be a critical addition to any social science library.

Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age

Implications for Public Engagement and Popular Media
Author: Richard Holliman,Elizabeth Whitelegg,Eileen Scanlon,Sam Smidt,Jeff Thomas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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Sections include: Engaging with public engagement, Researching public engagement, Studying science in popular media, Mediating science news, Communicating science in popular media and Examining audiences for popular science.

Partnership Working in Mental Health Care

The Nursing Dimension
Author: Keith Edwards
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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This text is an up-to-date discussion of the issues that are currently part of the government's modernisation agenda that puts service users at the heart of its reforms and actively encourages user involvement and real partnership in care. The essence of the book is a user perspective that shows how the key players, nurses, contribute to meeting their needs and the barriers to effective partnerships and user involvement. Priority given to user perspective Research based Relevant to current modernisation agenda Provides guidance to developing true partnerships

Research Integration Using Dialogue Methods


Author: David McDonald,Gabriele Bammer,Peter Deane
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921536756
Category: Education
Page: 472
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Research on real-world problems--like restoration of wetlands, the needs of the elderly, effective disaster response and the future of the airline industry--requires expert knowledge from a range of disciplines, as well as from stakeholders affected by the problem and those in a position to do something about it. This book charts new territory in taking a systematic approach to research integration using dialogue methods to bring together multiple perspectives. It links specific dialogue methods to particular research integration tasks. Fourteen dialogue methods for research integration are classified into two groups: 1. Dialogue methods for understanding a problem broadly: integrating judgements 2. Dialogue methods for understanding particular aspects of a problem: integrating visions, world views, interests and values. The methods are illustrated by case studies from four research areas: the environment, public health, security and technological innovation.

Using Grounded Theory In Nursing


Author: Rita Sara Schreiber,Phyllis Noerager Stern
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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“This uniformly fine book extends and intensifies the dialogue about grounded theory and nursing.... well-designed, well-crafted, and accessible.” --Sally A. Hutchinson, PhD, RN, FAAN “...the torch has been passed to a new generation of grounded theorists.... The editors have assembled chapters by many of the best-known scholars in North America.” --Sandra P. Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN What is grounded theory? How is it done? When is it most appropriate to use? Grounded theory can be the research method of choice for nurses seeking to find out how people cope with existing or potential health challenges. This book offers broad coverage of method, background, philosophical roots, and new directions for grounded theory in nursing.