-Critically appraise the two research articles relating to a topic in health and social care, demonstrating an understanding of research concepts, processes and principles, and critique and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses. Examine the implications of these studies for practice. It is better to critique the papers separately one after another and then write a conclusion at the end. Do not compare them. I will download the two articles in my account panel.
-Examine the methods for generating knowledge in health and social care, demonstrating an understanding of the particular knowledge generated by research and its contribution to the theory and practice of nursing and social work.
Demonstrate the ability to search, find and discuss the evidence relating to specific practices in nursing and social work.
Understand the different methods of research design, data collection and data analysis in qualitative and quantitative research.
Critically discuss the ethical issues involved in research in nursing and social work settings.
-Critically analyse and evaluate research that informs current practice.
Evaluate different methods of data collection and assess their respective advantages and disadvantages in specific situations.
Critically reflect on practice and research evidence ensuring an evidence-based approach to the professional role
Burns, N. and Grove, S. (2008), The Practice of Nursing Research: appraisal, synthesis and generation of evidence 6th (St Louis: Elsevier.
Holloway,I. and Wheeler,S. (2010) Qualitative Research in Nursing. 3rd Edition. Oxford: Blackwell Science.
Parahoo,K. (2006) Nursing Research: Principles, Process and Issues. 2nd Edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Polit,D.F. and Beck,C.T. (2012) Nursing Research: generating and assessing evidence for nursing practice Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
*Relevant Supplementary Reading
Jolley, J. (2010) Introducing Research and Evidence-based practice for Nurses (Chapters 4, 5 and 6). Pearson Education Ltd.
Aveyard, H. and Sharp, P. ( 2009) A Beginner’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care Professions (Chapters 4 and 6). Open University Press
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