Using the principle that the level of knowledge available on a research topic determines the level of design that can be used to study the topic, the contributors present discussions of research at three levels of design: theoretically based experimental designs; comparative and correlated survey designs; and exploratory-descriptive research designs.
Strengths and weaknesses of each design in sampling, methods, reliability, validity, data analysis and issues related to human subjects are addressed. Contributors also discuss writing and evaluating proposals.
This essential book serves as an excellent introductory text for baccalaureate students, as well as for beginning graduate students.
This clear, practical book guides readers undertaking their own literature review through the process, giving them the skills and knowledge they need for success.
The chapters address:
- Different types of literature reviews
- Critically analysing material
- Presenting the final piece of work
- Best practice in referencing and plagiarism
- Systematic approaches to literature reviews
It will be an essential guide for all nursing and all allied healthcare students, as well as professionals working in practice.