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Research Methods for Health Care Practice



© 2009 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Many health professionals want to investigate their health care practice and how it could be improved to benefit their patients. This book introduces the range of research approaches available, and explains what can be achieved with different methods and how they can compliment each other.

Research Methods for Health Care Practice guides the researcher through their journey, giving detailed, step-by-step advice on planning and carrying out each stage of the research. Useful examples from health care research are included throughout to illustrate the application of the techniques and methods discussed.

The book provides discussion of all the key issues and stages of research, including:

- user involvement in research

- research ethics

- deciding on a research approach

- data collection and analysis methods

Research Methods for Health Care Practice is ideal for professionals wanting to undertake research in their own health care setting, and will be of use to any students undertaking a research project as part of their course in health and related fields.

 
PART ONE: RESEARCH FOR HEALTH CARE PRACTICE
 
PART TWO: GETTING STARTED ON YOUR RESEARCH
 
PART THREE: CONSIDERING THE ETHICS OF YOUR RESEARCH
 
PART FOUR: INVOLVING USERS IN YOUR RESEARCH
 
PART FIVE: PREPARING TO DESIGN RESEARCH FOR HEALTH CARE PRACTICE
 
PART SIX: USING EXISTING DATA IN RESEARCH FOR HEALTH CARE PRACTICE
 
PART SEVEN: COLLECTING AND EXPLORING NEW DATA USING QUALITATIVE METHODS
 
PART EIGHT: COLLECTING AND EXPLORING NEW DATA USING QUANTITATIVE METHODS
 
PART NINE: ANALYSING DATA IN RESEARCH FOR HEALTH CARE PRACTICE

'In addition to the expected content of a book on research methods, this text offers detailed discussion of subjects that are often peripheral in research, and brings them to a wider audience' - Nursing Standard


The book as a whole is simple and clear , analysing data section is a must read for novice researchers

Mr Mahmoud Saad
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
March 24, 2015

I felt the first part of this book was clear and easy for students to follow; however I felt the second part of the book tried to achieve to much in each chapter.

Mr Nigel Green
Inst of Nursing & Midwifery, Brighton University
June 4, 2014

A really useful book for students who are considering undertaking a piece of research. It provides detailed information on developing research question, aims and objectives as well as provoking thought regarding whether research is needed, ethical issues and various methodological approaches which could be used to undertake the research.

Dr Hayley Hutchings
College of Medicine, Swansea University
May 8, 2014

I think this book is useful and supplementary for the students that have a biostatistics basis

Dr Imran Goker
Biomedical Engineering, Arel University
July 18, 2013

Liked the lay out of the book and that it was linked closely with how to complete a research project.

Ms Diana Werderman
Health Sciences, Trinity College of Nursing / Health Science
November 30, 2012

A very informative book, the content of which would be appropriate for learners just starting out in the field of 'research'.

Mrs Nikki Whitehouse
Education Department, Compton Hospice Education centre
March 8, 2012

A ggod introduction to research methods with practical examples

Ms Claire Ambrose
Community Health , Derby University
March 8, 2012

Used supplement selected sessions focusing on utility of research in every day clinical practice

Ms Nicki Walsh
School of Nursing, Nottingham University
October 6, 2010

very good introductory text for clinicians who are new to research

Dr Ruth Jepson
Nursing and Midwifery, University of Stirling
July 19, 2010

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