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The Essential Researchers Handbook

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ISBN: 9780702026362

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The Essential Researcher's Handbook , 2nd Edition

For Nurses and Health Care Professionals

By Maggie Tarling, MSc, BSc(Hons), RGN, RM and Linda Crofts

232 pages
Copyright 2002
$63.95, Paperback, Reference

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This book contains a wealth of practical guidance about what doing research actually involves for the often hard-pressed and isolated researcher. It bridges the gap and provides 'real-life' insight into undertaking research in nursing. It focuses on the practicality of research and identifies the pitfalls that can so easily undermine even the most carefully planned project.


"The information is most accessible high level but not confusing; complicated yet simplified; helpful yet not condescending. It is modern in all senses of the word, and will equip new and experienced health care practitioners to make sense of the research and evidence based health care agenda for the NHS and in their own practice ." Brendan Docherty MSc, RN, PGCE, Professional Nurse Vol. 18 No. 1, September 2002
book should help any novice researcher to get started. This book is a valuable and realistic resource for the inexperienced researcher, which could help them to avoid the many difficulties that experienced researchers have had to overcome through trial and error."Nursing Standard Vol 17 No 5
fantastic book is ideal for any practising nurse who may be taking (or contemplating) a BSc, MSc or PhD. Its consis and informative style make it a useful survival guide to performing a quality piece of research" Jaclyn Proctor, Nurse Education in Practice, March 2003

Key Features

  • Practical check lists
  • Case studies
  • New to this Edition

  • Latest information on searching on the Web
  • Include good clinical practice for ethical research - to educate nurses on research - so that they will speak up for patients.
  • Latest information on R & D strategy in the NHS
  • The chapter on a career in research will be expanded and given priority.
  • Readership

    All nurses involved in doing research - for both experienced researchers and first timers - professional and post-graduate level.

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    By Maggie Tarling, MSc, BSc(Hons), RGN, RM, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Anaesthetics Research, Royal London Hospital, London, UK and Linda Crofts, Director of Nursing Research and Development, Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK

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