Healthcare Research: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners / Edition 1 by Paula Roberts | 9780470519325 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Healthcare Research: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners / Edition 1

Healthcare Research: A Handbook for Students and Practitioners / Edition 1

by Paula Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470519320

ISBN-13: 9780470519325

Pub. Date: 05/10/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Research is an integral component of any undergraduate healthcare course, and is also vital for continuing professional development (CPD). This book is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners who need to acquire a wide range of relevant skills, and it will equip them not only to assess the quality of published studies and apply findings to clinical

Overview

Research is an integral component of any undergraduate healthcare course, and is also vital for continuing professional development (CPD). This book is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners who need to acquire a wide range of relevant skills, and it will equip them not only to assess the quality of published studies and apply findings to clinical practice, but also to undertake research themselves.

An experienced team of contributors provide detailed explanations of the main concepts and methods used in critical appraisal of published research, and guide the reader in integrating these quality indicators into their own studies to ensure rigour in planning, design, and execution. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative approaches, the authors write with an emphasis on the development of sound research skills through case-based illustrative examples and scenarios, with helpful summaries and practical exercises throughout. They also give advice on writing abstracts, presenting papers at conferences, and liaising with publishers. Ultimately, this text will enable readers to have full confidence in understanding, undertaking, and disseminating empirical research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470519325
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/10/2010
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors vii

Foreword xiii

Preface xiv

Acknowledgements xvii

Part I Theory and Practice

1 Why healthcare research? Michael Traynor 3

2 Approaches to healthcare research Oliver Slevin 11

3 Taking the first step: Developing a research proposal Leslie Woods Helena Priest Paula Roberts 39

4 What do we know already? Searching the literature Susan Smith David Bird 53

5 Can we trust the evidence? Critically reviewing a research paper David Rogers 96

6 Conducting ethical research in healthcare Helena Priest Paula Roberts 111

7 Quantitative research methods: Gathering and making sense of numbers David Clark-Carter 130

8 Qualitative research methods: Gathering and making sense of words Helena Priest Paula Roberts 150

9 Making your case: Writing for your audience Mike Brough Susan Smith Paula Roberts Helena Priest 172

10 Sharing research knowledge Paula Roberts Colin Macduff Tim Smale Helena Priest 197

Part 2 Research in Action

11 Combining research methods: Case studies and action research Rebecca Jester 217

12 Involving vulnerable people in research Helen Combes Ranil Tan 228

13 Involving older people and carers in a research project: The 'virtual' steering group Sue Ashby Sian Maslin-Prothero 239

14 Involving people with intellectual disabilities in research: Participation and emancipation Mike Gibbs Sue Read 247

15 Researching with children and young people Jacqueline Collin Geraldine Lyte 256

16 Researching organizations: Evaluating a 'partnership for older people project' Roger Beech Brenda Roe Michelle Russell Bernard Beech Deborah Gent 269

Postscript Paula Roberts Helena Priest 282

Index 284

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