Research Literacy for Health and Community Practice by Sonya JakubecResearch Literacy for Health and Community Practice by Sonya Jakubec

Research Literacy for Health and Community Practice

bySonya Jakubec, Barbara Astle

Paperback | August 1, 2017

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Research Literacy for Health and Community Practice introduces students to fundamental research concepts that will enable them to think critically about research and to recognize effective methods for understanding and utilizing research for practice. Rather than outlining methods for conducting research, this textbook outlines skills for engaging with research literature, including how to frame and organize knowledge, interpret and evaluate evidence using qualitative and quantitative approaches, distinguish between research and other forms of information, and implement "best evidence" practices.

Offering a wealth of exercises, recommended readings, online resources, and in-class activities, this textbook satisfies the need for practical, beginner-level resources in research literacy courses across health studies disciplines.
Sonya L. Jakubec, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her academic interests include mental health promotion, globalization and health, community advocacy, and research literacy and critique.Barbara J. Astle, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor of...
Title:Research Literacy for Health and Community PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.46 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1551309912

ISBN - 13:9781551309910

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes



Chapter 1
Introduction to Research Literacy for Health and Community Practice

Chapter 2
What Are Knowledge and Evidence?

Chapter 3
How Is Research Framed and Organized, and How Are Ethics Applied?

Chapter 4
How Do I Search the Evidence for Practice?

Chapter 5
How Do I Approach the Appraisal of a Research Paper?

Chapter 6
How Do I Understand and Interpret Qualitative Research Papers?

Chapter 7
How Do I Understand and Interpret Quantitative Research Papers?

Chapter 8
How Do I Know What Is Best Evidence for Practice?

Chapter 9
How Do I Use Research in Practice?

Further Resources and Links


Appendix A: Practice Exam Questions

Appendix B: Learning Activities


Editorial Reviews

"Evidence-based practice is essential to our profession, so our students must be research literate when they graduate. As a result, I have been searching for a textbook with this exact focus. This book offers students in applied healthcare programs essential information and skills in a very accessible format. Sonya Jakubec and Barbara Astle have filled an important gap with this textbook-thank you!" —  Sienna Caspar, PhD, CTRS, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences: Therapeutic Recreation Program, University of Lethbridge