Researching Health Needs: A Community-Based Approach

Researching Health Needs: A Community-Based Approach

by Judy Payne
     
 

Researching Health Needs is an easy to use introductory guide to the main social research techniques used to gather evidence about the health needs of local communities.

The reader is taken through the process of producing evidence, from the initial planning stages of research, to writing up, getting the message across, and trying to influence policy and practice

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Overview

Researching Health Needs is an easy to use introductory guide to the main social research techniques used to gather evidence about the health needs of local communities.

The reader is taken through the process of producing evidence, from the initial planning stages of research, to writing up, getting the message across, and trying to influence policy and practice. All of the methods are described in a simple and, as far as possible, non-technical way, and are extensively illustrated with concrete examples from existing studies.

The author has adopted a comprehensive, and at times imaginative, approach to applied social research. Key features of the text include: coverage of both social survey methods

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761960843
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/21/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Introduction
Planning Your Project
Collecting Information
Using Existing Information
Selecting Respondents
Asking Questions
Observational Techniques
Existing Procedures and Evaluations
The Processing and Analysis of Quantitative Data
The Processing and Analysis of Qualitative Data
Presenting the Evidence

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