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.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction
1.Research as an Important Way of Knowing
Part II: Thinking Processes
5.Framing the Problem
6.Developing a Knowledge Base Through Literature and Resources
7.Theory in Research
8.Asking Questions and Posing Queries
9.Language and Thinking Processes
Part III: Design Approaches
12.Mixed Method Designs
Part V: Action Processes
14.Boundary Setting in Experimental-Type Design
15.Boundary Setting in Naturalistic Analysis
16.Boundary Setting in Mixed Methods
18.Collecting Data Through Measurement in Experimental-Type Design
19.Gathering Information in Naturalistic Analysis
20.Preparing and Organizing Data
21.Statistical Analysis for Experimental-Type Research
22.Analysis in Naturalistic Inquiry
23.Sharing Research Knowledge Before the Study
24.Sharing Research Knowledge During and After the Study
Part V: Improving Practice Through Inquiry
25.Reciprocal Roles of Research, Knowledge Development, and Practice
26.Stories from the Field