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  1. Study skills and dissertations 2 items
    1. Succeeding with your master's dissertation: a step-by-step handbook - John Biggam 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book  There are various books giving guidance on managing a major project and they have very useful guidance , hints and tips that will make your life easier if you read them at the outset of the module. Available as print copies and as an e-book.

    2. Study skills for Master's level students : a reflective approach for health and social care - Debbie Casey ; Liz Clark ; Sally Hayes ; Reflect Press Limited Debbie Casey ; Liz Clark ; Sally Hayes ; Reflect Press Limited 2011 2013

      Book 

  2. Literature searching 8 items
    1. Searching skills toolkit: finding the evidence - Caroline De Brún, Nicola Pearce-Smith 2014

      Book 

    2. Searching for the evidence: strategies to help you conduct a successful search.(Report) - Stillwell, Susan B. ; Fineout - Overholt, Ellen ; Melnyk Mazurek, Bernadette ; Williamson, Kathleen M. 2010

      Article 

    3. Searching the literature: four simple steps - Naomi J. Aoki, Joanne C. Enticott, Louise E. Phillips 01/2013

      Article  Useful article on basics of planning a search and tips on effective searching

    4. How to get the most from the medical literature: Searching the medical literature effectively - ANGELA C WEBSTER, NICHOLAS B CROSS, RUTH MITCHELL, JONATHAN C CRAIG 02/2010

      Article 

    5. Developing research skills in medical students: AMEE Guide No. 69 - Anita Laidlaw, Jim Aiton, Julie Struthers, Simon Guild 09/2012

      Article 

    6. A systematic approach to searching: an efficient and complete method to develop literature searches - Wichor M. Bramer, Gerdien B. De Jonge, Melissa L. Rethlefsen, Frans Mast 04/10/2018

      Article 

  3. Literature reviews 4 items
    1. How to do a systematic literature review in nursing: a step-by-step guide - Josette Bettany-Saltikov, Robert McSherry 2016

      Book 

    2. Systematic approaches to a successful literature review - Andrew Booth, Anthea Sutton, Diana Papaioannou 2016

      Book 

  4. Understanding research and research methods / methodology 23 items
    1. Research skills for medical students - Ann K. Allen, Sharon Mayor, Judy McKimm, Kirsty Forrest 2012

      Book 

    2. The research process in nursing- Kate Gerrish, Judith Lathlean 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book  Useful book on all aspects of research for health, medicine, nursing

    3. Handbook of health research methods: investigation, measurement and analysis - Bowling, Ann, Ebrahim, Shah 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book  Available as an e-book from the library web-site.

    4. How to conduct surveys: a step by step guide - Fink, Arlene c2009

      Book  Useful book for students undertaking a survey research.

    5. Randomized controlled trials: questions, answers, and musings - Alejandro R. Jadad, Murray Enkin 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book  Useful text on all stages of conducting RCT from basics of trial design, to interpretation of results and their use in driving evidence based medicine.

    6. Nursing research: methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice - Geri LoBiondo-Wood, Judith Haber 2014

      Book 

    7. Research for evidence-based practice in healthcare - Robert Newell, Philip Burnard 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    8. How To Research - Loraine Blaxter, Christina Hughes, Malcolm Tight 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    9. The essentials of nursing and healthcare research 2014

      Book  Companion website with podcasts available

    10. Understanding research for nursing students - Peter Ellis 2018

      Book 

    11. Understanding research for nursing students - Peter Ellis 2016

      Book 

    12. Research methods in health: investigating health and health services - Ann Bowling 2014

      Book  Useful overview of research and research methods

    13. The research process in nursing 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book  Good overview of research

    14. Understanding clinical papers - David Bowers, Allan House, David Owens, Bridgette Bewick 2013

      Book 

    15. Websites 2 items
      1. Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) -

        Webpage  Helps you create research projects and understand the methods behind them. SRM's taxonomy of over 1,400 methods terms links to authoritative content, including: over 600 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.

      2. Understanding Research for Nursing Students | SAGE Companion

        Webpage  Podcasts supporting the book by Peter Ellis Understanding research for nursing students

  5. Data analysis and statistics 6 items
    1. SPSS survival manual: a step by step guide to data analysis using IBM SPSS - Pallant, Julie 2013

      Book  Step by step guide to using SPSS for statistical testing. Good examples and helpful hints.

    2. Statistics and data analysis for nursing research - Polit, Denise F. 2010

      Book  A useful text on statistical testing. Copies in the library .

    3. Interpreting statistical findings: a guide for health professionals and students - Jan Walker, Palo Almond 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book  A useful text on statistical testing. Copies in the library and as an e-book

    4. Medical statistics at a glance - Aviva Petrie, Caroline Sabin 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Medical statistics at a glance workbook - Aviva Petrie, Caroline Sabin 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  6. Systematic reviews, meta-analysis and meta-synthesis, data extraction 26 items
    1. Books on systematic reviews 13 items
      1. Systematic reviews in the social sciences: a practical guide - Mark Petticrew, Helen Roberts 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  A good starting point for those students undertaking Systematic Review. Available as e-book.

      2. Systematic reviews to support evidence-based medicine: how to review and apply findings of healthcare research - Khalid Saeed Khan 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book  Useful for systematic reviews. Available in library.

      3. Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions - Julian P. T. Higgins, Sally Green, Cochrane Collaboration 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Reviewing research evidence for nursing practice: systematic reviews - Christine Webb, Brenda H. Roe 2007

        Book 

      5. Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-Analysis in Context - Matthias Egger, George Davey Smith, Douglas Altman 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      6. Doing a systematic review: a student's guide 2013

        Book  Not yet available as e-book. Copies to borrow in the library.

      7. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis - Julia H. Littell, Jacqueline Corcoran, Vijayan K. Pillai 2008

        Book 

      8. Introduction to Meta-Analysis - Michael Borenstein, Larry V. Hedges, Julian P. T. Higgins, Hannah R. Rothstein 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    2. Articles, journals and documents on systematic reviews 13 items
      1. What is a systematic review? - Pippa Hemingway, Nic Brereton

        Document  Brief document explaining systematic reviews. Part of the What is...? series.

      2. What is meta-analysis? - A. Shorten, B. Shorten 03/12/2012

        Article 

      3. Automating data extraction in systematic reviews: a systematic review - Siddhartha R. Jonnalagadda, Pawan Goyal, Mark D. Huffman 12/2015

        Article 

      4. Undertaking a systematic review: the road to successful completion - C. Shuldham, S. Fleming, J. Yorke 01/07/2008

        Article  Includes informmation on meta analysis and forest plots

      5. JBIʼs Systematic Reviews data extraction and synthesis - Zachary Munn, Catalin Tufanaru, Edoardo Aromataris 07/2014

        Article 

      6. Systematic reviews 2012- (electronic resource)

        Journal  This journal encompasses all aspects of the design, conduct and reporting of systematic reviews. The journal aims to publish high quality systematic review products including systematic review protocols, systematic reviews related to a very broad definition of health, rapid reviews, updates of already completed systematic reviews, and methods research related to the science of systematic reviews, such as decision modeling. The journal also aims to ensure that the results of all well-conducted systematic reviews are published, regardless of their outcome.

  7. Critical appraisal and help with critiquing research 23 items
    1. Books 7 items
      1. How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine - Trisha Greenhalgh 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Reading Key text on critical appraisal of research

      2. The doctor's guide to critical appraisal - Narinder Kaur Gosall, Gurpal Singh Gosall 2015

        Book 

      3. Making sense of research: in nursing, health & social care - Pam Moule 2015

        Book  Includes a chapter on critical appraisal and framework in Appendix 3

      4. Nursing research: methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice - Geri LoBiondo-Wood, Judith Haber 2014

        Book 

      5. Critiquing nursing research - John R. Cutcliffe, Martin F. Ward c2007

        Book 

      6. Studying for a foundation degree in health 2016

        Book  Chapter 9: Research and Evidence-based by Practice Shirley Jones - this chapter covers reading research articles and critical appraisal of research.

    2. Articles etc. 14 items
      1. How to critically appraise an article - Jane M Young, Michael J Solomon 2009-2

        Article 

      2. An introduction to reading and appraising qualitative research - Kuper, Ayelet ; Reeves, Scott ; Levinson, Wendy 2008

        Article 

      3. How to critically appraise an article - Jane M Young, Michael J Solomon 2009-2

        Article 

      4. Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: quantitative research - Coughlan, Michael ; Cronin, Patricia ; Ryan, Frances 2007

        Article 

      5. Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 2: Qualitative research - Ryan, Frances ; Coughlan, Michael ; Cronin, Patricia 2007

        Article 

      6. Evidence-Based Practice Step by Step: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part I - Ellen Fineout-Overholt, Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Susan B. Stillwell, Kathleen M. Williamson 07/2010

        Article 

      7. Evidence-Based Practice Step by Step: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence: Part I - Ellen Fineout-Overholt, Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Susan B. Stillwell, Kathleen M. Williamson 07/2010

        Article 

    3. Tools and websites 2 items
  8. Statistics 6 items
    1. Medical statistics at a glance - Aviva Petrie, Caroline Sabin 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    2. Medical statistics at a glance workbook - Aviva Petrie, Caroline Sabin 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    3. Statistics: a gentle introduction - Frederick L. Coolidge c2013

      Book 

    4. Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS - Andy P. Field 2018

      Book 

    5. Statistics: a gentle introduction - Frederick L. Coolidge c2013

      Book 

  9. Useful websites for research 4 items
    1. Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) -

      Webpage  Helps you create research projects and understand the methods behind them. SRM's taxonomy of over 1,400 methods terms links to authoritative content, including: over 600 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.

  10. Library help 5 items
    1. Postgraduate Health and Social Care Research - library subject and research skills guides

      Webpage  Guide to postgraduate students undertaking the a health, nursing, medical or social care masters major project. Provides links to further books, journals and databases.