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Module Reading List

Research Dissertation, 2021/22, Semester B10
Helen Atherton
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Aveyard, H. 2019 Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide (4th edition) London: Open University Press

Gerrish, K. & Lathlean, J. 2015. The Research Process in Nursing (7th edition) Chichester, W. Sussex: Blackwell Wiley

Social Work

Smith, D. 2004. Social work and evidence-based practice London: Jessica Kingsley


Gough, D., Oliver, S. & Thomas, J. 2012. An introduction to systematic review. London: Sage       

Pope, C. 2007. Synthesizing qualitative and quantitative health evidence : a guide to methods. Maidenhead: Open University Press/ McGraw-Hill Education


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Booth, A., Sutton, A., Papaioannou, D. 2016. Systematic approaches to a successful literature review ISBN: 9781473912465 (pbk.); 9781473912458 (hbk.); 9781473952812 (ebk.); 9781473952805 (ebk.) London; Sage

Bootland, D., Coughlan, E., Galloway, R., Goubet, S. 2016. Critical appraisal from papers to patient : a practical guide ISBN: 9781482230451 (pbk.) London: CRC Press

Cottrell, S. 2017. Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument (3rd edition) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Coughlan, M. & Cronin, P. 2016. Doing a literature review in nursing, health and social care ISBN: 9781412962049 (pbk.); 9781412962032 (hardback) (2nd edition) London: Sage

Crombie, I. 1996. The pocket guide to critical appraisal : a handbook for health care professionals ISBN: 072791099X London: BMJ Publishing

Ellis, P. 2013. Evidence-based practice in nursing ISBN: 9781473919280 (pbk.); 9781473919273 (2nd edition) London: Sage  

Glasper, A. & Ree, C. 2012. How to write your nursing dissertation ISBN: 9781118410714 (pbk. : alk. paper) Chichester, W. Sussex: Wiley Blackwell

Heavey, E. 2014. Statistics for nursing : a practical approach ISBN: 9781284048346 (pbk.); 9781284042207 (pbk.); 1284042200 (pbk.); 1284048349 (2nd edition) Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning

Hewitt-Taylor, J. 2017. The essential guide to doing a health and social care literature review ISBN: 9781138186927 (pbk.); 9781138186910 (hardback); 9781315643472 (ebook) Abingdon: Routledge

Lo Biondo-Wood, G. & Haber, J. 2017. Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice (8th edition) Missouri: Elsevier Mosby

Parahoo, K. 2014. Nursing Research: Principles, Process and Issues (2nd edition) Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan

Ridley, D. 2008. The literature review : a step-by-step guide for students. London: Sage

Rumsey, S. 2008 How to find information: a guide for researchers Berkshire: Open University Press

Siu, C. & Comerasamy, H. 2013. Doing a research project in nursing and midwifery : a basic guide to research using the literature review methodology ISBN: 9780857027481 (pbk.) : £19.99; 9780857027474 (hbk.) : £60.00 London: Sage

Williamson, G.R. & Whittaker, A. 2017. Succeeding in literature reviews and research project plans for nursing students ISBN: 9781473967304 (pbk.) : £19.99 (3rd edition) London: Sage

Social Work

Alston, M. & Bowles, W. 2013. Research for Social Workers (3rd edition). Abingdon: Routledge

Becker, S., Bryman, A. & Ferguson, H. 2012. Understanding research for social policy and social work: themes, methods and approaches. Bristol: Policy Press

Campbell A., Taylor B., McGlade A (2017) Research design in social work : qualitative and quantitative methods ISBN: 9781446271247 (pbk.); 9781446271230 (hbk.) London: Sage

Humphries, B. 2008. Social work research for social justice Basingstoke: Palgrave

Jensen, E. & Laurie, C. 2016. Doing real research : a practical guide to social research ISBN: 9781446273883 (pbk.) : £27.99; 9781446273876 (hbk.) : £85.00; 9781473944282 (ePub ebook) : £21.99. London: Sage

Mason, J. 2002. Qualitative researching (2nd ed). London: Sage

Mathews, I. & Crawford, K. 2011. Evidence-based practice in social work Glasgow: Learning Matters

Pawson, R. et al. 2003. Types and quality of knowledge in social care. Available online at -

Orme, J. & Shemmings, D. 2010. Developing research based social work practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Shaw, I. & Holland, S. 2014. Doing qualitative research in social work. London: Sage

Webber, M. 2011. Evidence-based Policy and Practice in Mental Health Social Work (2nd ed) Exeter: Learning Matters.


Bettany-Saltikov, J. & McSherry, R. 2016. How to do a systematic literature review in nursing : a step-by-step guide ISBN: 9780335242276 (pbk.) : £18.99; 0335242278 (pbk.) : £18.99 (2nd edition) London: Open University Press, McGraw-Hill Education

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) 2009. Systematic reviews: CRD’s guidance for undertaking reviews in health care. York: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. - Available online:

Glasziou, P. 2001. Systematic reviews in health care: A practical guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Greenhalgh, T. 2014. How to read a paper: The basic of evidence-based medicine. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Khan, K., Kunz, R., Kleijen, J. & Antes, G. 2011. Systematic reviews to support evidence-based medicine: How to review and apply findings of healthcare research. London: RSM

Petticrew, M. & Roberts, H. 2006. Systematic reviews in the social sciences : a practical guide ISBN: 1405121114 (pbk) : £19.99; 1405121106 (hbk.) : £50.00; 9781405121101; 9781405121118 (pbk) : £19.99. Oxford: Blackwell.

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Useful websites

Behind the Headlines


BMJ Clinical Evidence database

Centre for Reviews & Dissemination

Centre for Evidence-based Medicine

Clinical Evidence

The Cochrane Library Database

Cochrane UK

Department of Health

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British journal of midwifery. ISSN: 0969-4900.

British journal of nursing. ISSN: 0966-0461.

British Journal of Social Work. ISSN: 0045-3102

Clinical effectiveness in nursing. ISSN: 1361-9004.

Clinical social work journal. ISSN: 0091-1674

Evidence-based medicine. ISSN: 1356-5524; 1473-6810.

Evidence-based nursing. ISSN: 1367-6539; 1468-9618.

Evidence-based health policy & management. ISSN: 1363-4038.

Evidence based midwifery. ISSN: 1479-4489.

Journal of advanced nursing. ISSN: 0309-2402.

Journal of clinical effectiveness. ISSN: 1361-5874.

Journal of clinical nursing. ISSN: 0962-1067.

Nursing research. ISSN: 0029-6562.

Nurse researcher. ISSN: 1351-5578.

Qualitative research. ISSN: 1468-7941.

Qualitative Social Work ISSN: 1473-3250

Research on Social Work Practice ISSN: 1049-7315

INTUTE: Health and Life Sciences This is the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions pages of Intute, a free online service providing access to web resources for education and research, evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists. This service was formerly known as NMAP. - Available online:

National Library for Health (U.K) -

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Available online:

National Library of Medicine (U.S) - Available online:

Netting the evidence: by the Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)


NMAP (selected & evaluated internet resources in Nursing & Midwifery)

TRIP (turning research into practice) database

This list was last updated on 18/09/2020