Action Research in Healthcare
- Elizabeth Koshy - Imperial College London, UK
- Valsa Koshy - Brunel University, UK
- Heather Waterman - University of Manchester, UK
Action Research | Nursing | Other Health Specialties
- introducing innovations
- planning, actioning and evaluating new ideas
- seeking to improve patient care
- working collaboratively.
Taking you through the process step-by-step, Action Research in Healthcare explains how to tackle each stage of your project - from planning the study and undertaking a literature review, through to gathering and interpreting data and implementing findings. Examples of action research projects are included throughout to illustrate how the method works in practice.
Action Research in Healthcare assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and is the ideal resource for anyone about to start or already involved in a project.
Easy read, with flowcharts to research that helps the student work with the literature. This step by step process is ideal for the novice researcher.
This book is easy to read and very infomative.
Sound guide to the use of action research projects in a variety of health settings.
This is an excellent text for the new action researcher. It gives excellent guidance through the process and will be great value to all levels of experience but particularly the new researcher
This book falls into the category of really good investment. If you simply want a book to help you get through a degree course in nursing, this will do but it will also help greatly with post-registration courses. Its easy to navigate, very wide-ranging and a rarity - a book on research that is even pleasant to read.
A positive text
Useful reading for undergradute students undertaking leadership modules
Well written and applicable outside the field of health reaserch as well.
A really useful intriduction to applying action research approaches in healthcare. Fits well with the applied research elements of the relevant research methods module for our course.
The book is designed more for professionals in practice rather than undergraduates. Therefore I have passed the book onto my colleague who runs the postgraduate diploma module which centres on research.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: What is Action Research?