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Action Research in Healthcare

Action Research in Healthcare

November 2010 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Action Research in Healthcare is a practical guide to using research for improving practice in healthcare contexts. As an increasingly popular method of inquiry, action research is widely used in healthcare to investigate professional practice and patients' experience while simultaneously:

- 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.

What Is Action Research?
Engaging in Action Research
Reviewing Literature
Steps in the Action Research Process: Practical Considerations
Gathering Data
Analyzing Data and Generating Evidence
Writing up and Publishing Action Research
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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.

Ms Beryl McLoughlin
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
November 7, 2012

This book is easy to read and very infomative.

Mr Michael Ravey
Inst f. Health & Social Care Research, Salford University
April 4, 2012

Sound guide to the use of action research projects in a variety of health settings.

Mr Daniel Monk
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
July 12, 2011

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

Ms Joanne O'Donnell
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
April 5, 2011

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.

Dr Matt Birks
Department of Health & Human Sciences, Essex University
April 1, 2011

A positive text

Miss Marion Aylott
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol
March 31, 2011

Useful reading for undergradute students undertaking leadership modules

Dr Susan Ashton
Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University
March 16, 2011

Well written and applicable outside the field of health reaserch as well.

Dr Tobba Sudmann
Social Education and Social Work, Bergen University College
March 13, 2011

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.

Mr Mick McKeown
School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire
January 19, 2011

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.

Mr Samir Vohra
school of pharmacy, Central Lancashire University
January 17, 2011

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Chapter 1: What is Action Research?

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