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1.0 out of 5 stars Very difficult to read..., September 18, 2009
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This review is from: Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice, 7e (NURSING RESEARCH: METHODS, CRIT APPRAISAL & UTILIZATION) (Paperback)
I am currently taking a Research in Nursing course using the fifth edition of this book. I have had over seventeen years experience at reading technical papers and research and never have I had such a hard time reading anything. The author writes using a lot of technical terminology combined with a very high level of writing (i.e. big words) without prior definition of the terminology and poor hierarchical organization of information.
Here is an example, "Midrange theory is a focused conceptual structure that synthesizes practice-research into ideas central to the discipline."
Why not just say, "A simple way to define midrange theory is to consider them as theories that are not as difficult to apply to real life as grand theories, but not as hypothetical as the day to day hypothesis of every day nursing practice."
The charts and illustrations are not much better and do little to summarize the main points of what is written.
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