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Researching Health is a coherent and comprehensive guide to conducting research within the health and social sciences. The third edition successfully guides the reader through a range of methodologies and methods – unpacking complex theoretical positions to address contemporary issues in health research. The interdisciplinary and international contributions add significant value to this excellent research text.
A well-written, precise research text for health researchers, perfect reading for those who want to know more about the conundrums of the research process. A comprehensive text for first-time researchers and a handy reference book for more experienced researchers. The breadth and scope of the book does great justice to the demands of contemporary health research.
Saks and Allsop have brought together some of the most pivotal health researchers to provide an authoritative textbook. There are a number of new chapters in this current edition providing contemporary knowledge essential for understanding the current context of healthcare. The book is essential reading for students, researchers, healthcare professionals and anyone interested in using evidence to enhance patient care.
A good introductory text
This textbook takes a refreshing look at mixed methods in different health arenas, which is useful for allied health professionals at undergraduate and masters postgraduate level. The additional depth of focus on mixed methods approaches is welcome as we move forward into more complex ways of investigating health from wider perspectives.
Useful comprehensive text
Researching health; qualitative,, quantitative and mixed methods is the ‘go-to’ textbook for the novice health researcher. The 2013-second edition of this title was good. However, the third edition has been comprehensively updated with several new chapters. The text is authoritative yet highly readable. The ‘info-boxes, exercises and case studies help to contextualise the many stages of the research process.
This book gives a good insight into the different aspects of research. This knowledge is required by both medical students and public health trainees.
Great support for students carrying out their dissertations in healthcare.