The Third Edition of this introduction to research for students and professionals in health and social care now contains material on literature searching techniques, meta-analysis, data protection, and critical appraisal tools. Many people find research concepts difficult to grasp, but this book makes it easy by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics covered include: - the role of research in health and social care - the research process - quantitative and qualitative approaches - how to develop critical skills, and - implementing research findings. The book also features a glossary of research terms and a critical appraisal framework.
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 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 Ethical Issues Critical Appraisal in Health and Social Care Research Disseminating and Implementing Research