Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies / Edition 3

Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies / Edition 3

by Elizabeth DePoy, Laura N. Gitlin
     
 

Bridge the gap between research and practice with Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 5th Edition. This easy-to-read edition covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. And with the text’s up-to-date research information and

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Bridge the gap between research and practice with Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 5th Edition. This easy-to-read edition covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. And with the text’s up-to-date research information and references, you will have a solid foundation from which to critique and understand research designs and their applications to healthcare and human service settings.

  • Case examples provide real-life snapshots of what it is like to participate in different types of research processes, identify research dilemmas relevant to chapter subjects, and alert you to problems you might encounter.
  • Authors make the topics more accessible, so research becomes more relevant - and topics come to life.
  • Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies to improve your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods.
  • Presents complex information clearly in a highly readable, and easy-to-understand, manner.
  • Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field.

  • NEW! Up-to-date research methods, strategies, and references, like digital sources, visual methods, and geographical analysis, give you the latest information on research in diverse areas of health and human services.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323028530
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
05/02/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Research as an important way of knowing3
2Essentials of research13
3Philosophical foundations23
4Framing the problem34
5Developing a knowledge base through review of the literature41
6Theory in research54
7Formulating research questions and queries64
8Language and thinking processes76
9Experimental-type designs95
10Naturalistic inquiry111
11Setting the boundaries of a study127
12Protecting the boundaries133
13Boundary setting in experimental-type designs145
14Boundary setting in naturalistic designs157
15Collecting information167
16Measurement in experimental-type research174
17Gathering information in naturalistic inquiry191
18Preparing and organizing data210
19Statistical analysis for experimental-type research219
20Analysis in naturalistic inquiry241
21Sharing research knowledge before the study253
22Sharing research knowledge during and after the study265
23Case study designs277
24Practice efficacy284
25Stories from the field294
AppInformed consent documents299

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