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Making Sense of Research: An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners / Edition 4

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Overview

Research is now an integral part of everyday practice in health and social care. The Fourth Edition of this essential book equips professionals in these fields with the tools to read, analyze and apply research effectively in their work. Though research topics can be difficult to grasp, Making Sense of Research, Fourth Edition clarifies the subject by providing a straightforward guide to the basics.

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'This excellent introductory text should encourage research newcomers to learn more. A practical book offering tools such as a step-by-step guide on how to appraise a paper. Every stage of the research process is discussed in a clear manner. It examines ethical issues, sampling, research problems and data collection techniques...I recommend this reader-friendly book as an essential guide for all practitioners new to the world of research' -
Nursing Standard 

'This book is an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of research. It will be a useful guide to all health and social care professionals seeking to evaluate research and its application to practice' -
Professor Lorraine Culley, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849207799
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/13/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,313,568
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

The Role of Research in the Health and Social Care Professions
The Nature of Knowledge in Health and Social Care
Overview of the Research Process
Ethical Issues
Searching and Reviewing the Literature
Approaches to and Design of Research in Health and Social Care
Research Problems, Aims, Questions and Hypotheses
Sampling
Understanding Data Collection Techniques
Making Sense of Data Analysis
Critical Appraisal of Health and Social Care Research
Disseminating and Implementing Research
Appendix 1. Critical appraisal framework
Appendix 2. Literature searching
Appendix 3. Four stages in critical appraisal

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