About the Book

What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 6th edition, this easy to read guide keeps on providing a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice.

The new edition includes:

  • Case studies of real research from a variety of settings and countries
  • Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvement
  • Chapter learning outcomes and key points 
  • Online resources featuring an interactive glossary; reflective exercises and free access to SAGE journal articles for students; and free accessed to SAGE videos and seminar notes for lecturers

Essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.