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Fundamentals of nursing and midwifery research - Reviewed by Diana Fergusson
Fundamentals of nursing and midwifery research by
Call Number: 610.73072 MCK
Publication Date: 2019
The textbook (McKenna & Copnell, 2019) is clearly and logically structured and organised. The text is highly readable yet familiarises the reader with the research process and research language. Nursing Tutors (and other researchers) at WITT will benefit from Section 2 in particular when constructing their research proposals and research designs. Section 3 addresses ethical issues and Section 4 literature reviews.
The authors are both Australian nurse academics from La Trobe University in Melbourne and have extensive nursing research and research teaching experience.
McKenna, L., & Copnell, B. (2019). Fundamentals of nursing and midwifery research: A practical guide for evidence-based practice. Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin.
Research literacy- reviewed by Diana Fergusson
Research literacy : a primer for understanding and using research by
Call Number: 001.42 BEA
Publication Date: 2016
This textbook uses a research literacy framework to describe research activity. Replete with guidance on information literacy, research key terms and concepts and research methods with associated well-constructed evaluation tools, this resource is most suited to Tutors. Noteworthy is the section on academic mixed methods research, programme and teacher evaluation as well as practitioner research. The benefits of this textbook is that it is not just a research methods resource; research literacy sets an understanding for a research culture. The content is highly useable for the Tutor to construct teaching and learning methods for students to become informed, critical consumers.
Beaudry, J. S., & Miller, L. (2016). Research literacy: A primer for understanding and using research. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
The undergraduate research handbook - reviewed by Diana Fergusson
The undergraduate research handbook by
Call Number: 001.42 WIS
Publication Date: 2019
This textbook has been written for the undergraduate research student; often those undertaking an honours component to their degree. As such it invests chapters in elucidating research literacy skills as well as undertaking the research project. Given the aim for a comprehensive guide to undergraduate research there are gaps. For example, it would be useful to have guides on some of the technical aspects on writing the dissertation such as developing contents pages, and lists of figures and tables. Moreover, the use of a citation tool. Tutors and students at WITT may find some aspects of the textbook helpful but the benefits mainly lie for undergraduate research students.
Wisker, G. (2019). The undergraduate research handbook (2nd ed.). London, England: Red Globe Press.