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Health promotion and education research methods : using the five-chapter thesis/dissertation model

Author: Randall R Cottrell; James F McKenzie
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Health Promotion & Education Research Methods, Second Edition provides a comprehensive presentation of the processes involved and the skills needed to complete high-quality research. The main objective in writing a thesis or dissertation is to teach students how to conduct research in a planned and systematic way. This practical text provides an overview of the different approaches to research methods and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall R Cottrell; James F McKenzie
ISBN: 9780763775070 076377507X
OCLC Number: 456641934
Description: xvii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to research and the research requirement --
Finding a topic and getting started --
The literature review --
Theory and research --
Research questions and hypotheses (writing chapter 1) --
Research ethics --
Selecting study participants --
Instrumentation --
Quantitative research methods : experimental (writing chapter III) --
Quantitative research methods : non-experimental (writing chapter III) --
Qualitative research methods (writing chapter III) --
Data analysis and reporting the findings (writing chapters III and IV) --
Conclusions, discussion, and recommendations (writing chapter V) --
Sharing your findings (writing beyond chapter V).
Other Titles: Health promotion & education research methods
Responsibility: Randall R. Cottrell, James F. McKenzie.

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"Health Promotion & Education Research Methods, Second Edition provides a comprehensive presentation of the processes involved and the skills needed to complete high-quality research. The main objective in writing a thesis or dissertation is to teach students how to conduct research in a planned and systematic way. This practical text provides an overview of the different approaches to research methods and introduces students to the five-chapter thesis or dissertation format." "Designed for health education specialists, Health Promotion & Education Research Methods, Second Edition uses numerous health education examples that will help students learn and understand how research is used within the health promotion and education profession."--Jacket.

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