Healthcare providers conduct research to improve healthcare practices and develop evidence-based methods of care. Written by experienced lecturers and research experts, this book provides practical guidelines for senior health sciences students not only to understand research, but to master it. From initial formulation and conceptualisation to interpreting and writing the research report, students are provided with a fresh perspective on all aspects of research. Examples and research tips are provided throughout the chapters. Features include: • A strong emphasis on ethical research principles and the application of ethical considerations throughout the research process; • Detailed coverage of quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods; • Practical activities and research tips; and • A glossary of terms. About the authors Professor Yvonne Botma is the head of the Research Initiative Portfolio at the School of Nursing, University of the Free State. Professor Minrie Greeff is a researcher in the Africa Unit for Trans-Disciplinary Health Research of the Faculty of Health Science at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. Professor Mavis Mulaudzi is the head of the Department of Nursing Science at the University of Pretoria. Professor Susan Wright is the head of school at the Adelaide Tambo School of Nursing Science, Tshwane University of Technology. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: • View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet; • Search for and highlight text; and • Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.