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Practical research and evaluation : a start-to-finish guide for practitioners

Author: Colin McCaig, Dr.; Lena Dahlberg
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a starter 'DIY' text for practitioners who are looking to conduct evaluation studies and research as part of their own professional practice. The growing emphasis on evidence-based practice means that there is an increasing need for practitioners to have at least a basic understanding of research, be aware of methodological pitfalls and to be updated on new methods. This book provides a practical,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Practical research and evaluation.
London : SAGE, 2010
(DLC) 2009936571
(OCoLC)432428568
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin McCaig, Dr.; Lena Dahlberg
ISBN: 9781446248164 144624816X 9781446268346 1446268349 9781280323768 1280323760
OCLC Number: 794488038
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Practitioner research and the research process / Lena Dahlberg and Colin McCaig --
Introduction to research and evaluation basics / Lena Dahlberg and Colin McCaig --
Research and evaluation design / Colin McCaig --
Ethics and research governance / Maria Smith --
Writing a research proposal or brief / Colin McCaig and Lena Dahlberg --
Literature reviews / Tamsin Bowers-Brown and Anna Stevens --
Action research / Scott Fernie and Karen Smith --
Different kinds of qualitative data collection methods / Maria Smith and Tamsin Bowers-Brown --
Preparation and process of qualitative interviews and focus groups / Joanne Davis --
Qualitative data analysis / Karen Smith and Joanne Davies --
Different kinds of quantitative data collection methods / Jason Leman --
Quantitative data collection / Jason Leman --
Quantitative data processing and analysis / Guillaumette Haughton and Anna Stevens --
Dissemination / Colin McCaig and Lena Dahlberg.
Responsibility: Lena Dahlberg and Colin McCaig.

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A self-help DIY book for doing research - tells the reader everything they need to know to do research, and to understand others' research.  Read more...

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