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Research Methods for Health Care Practice



May 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

This is a good book for researchers who are already in the field (in practice) and need a reference book to guide their research effort. I did not find it suitable as an introductory textbook for my students (physician assistant students) who have had no prior research methods training. They need a book with more systematic structure. This book would be a good supplemental text next year when they start their capstone (implementing their research and writing their research report

Dr Stella Iwuagwu
Health Sciences Dept, Cleveland State University
April 8, 2010

This book is a good introduction for students considering research in clinical practice, both from a clinical evidence based practice perspective and in considering undertaking research.

Patricia Warren
Dept of Nursing, University College Cork (NUI)
March 11, 2010

A very helpful guide for novice researchers at doctoral level. I shall be recommending this text to first year students.

Dr Graham Stew
School of Health Professions, Brighton University
February 6, 2010

Excellent book covering most areas covered by course in sufficient detail.

Mr Steven Martin
Health , Warwick University
November 16, 2009

I appreciated the chapter of designing the studies in health care practice with lots of examples and boxes.

Dr Allegra Cattani
Applied Psychosocial Sciences, Plymouth University
November 13, 2009

A clear and concise book that students are able to understand easily.

Ms Wendy Bateman
Health & Social Science, Bolton University
November 10, 2009

This is a very useful basic text with clear guidance for students as an introduction to research with specific application to health care

Kathryn Heathcote
Department of Health Professions, Manchester Metropolitan University
September 29, 2009
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