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Research methods for health and social care

Author: Joanne Neale
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study provides a one-stop introduction to the most common qualitative, quantitative and desk-based research designs and methods in health and social care.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)243820541
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne Neale
ISBN: 9781137054692 1137054697
OCLC Number: 855727817
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of figures, tables and boxes; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; PART 1 Research Preliminaries; 1 Why Research?; The Importance of Research; The Contested Nature of Scientific Knowledge; The Role of Patronage and Funding; The Limitations of Evidence-based Practice; Towards an Optimistic Research Future; The Rest of the Book; References; Notes; 2 Starting a New Research Project; Introduction; Deciding on a Topic; Formulating a Research Question; Choosing a Methodology and Appropriate Methods; Planning the Study; Seeking and Obtaining Approvals. Writing a ProposalConclusion; References; Notes; 3 Research Ethics; Introduction; Historical Development of Research Ethics; Theories of Ethics; Ethical Principles; Codes of Practice or Research Conduct; Research Ethics Review; Conclusions; References; Notes; PART 2 Desk-based Research; 4 Literature Reviews; Introduction; Historical Context; Current Use; Main Strengths of Literature Reviews; Main Weaknesses of Literature Reviews; Conducting a Literature Review; An Example of a Literature Review; Further Reading; References; Notes; 5 Systematic Reviews; Introduction; Historical Context. Current UseMain Strengths of Systematic Reviews; Main Weaknesses of Systematic Reviews; Conducting a Systematic Review; An Example of a Systematic Review; Further Reading; References; Notes; 6 Content Analysis; Introduction; Historical Context; Current Use; Main Strengths of Content Analysis; Main Weaknesses of Content Analysis; Conducting a Content Analysis; An Example of a Content Analysis Study; Further Reading; Acknowledgements; References; Notes; 7 Discourse Analysis; Introduction; Historical Context; Current Use; Main Strengths of Discourse Analysis. Main Weaknesses of Discourse AnalysisConducting a Discourse Analysis; An Example of a Discourse Analysis Study; Further Reading; References; 8 Service Audit; Introduction; Historical Context; Current Use; Main Strengths of Audit; Main Weaknesses of Audit; Conducting an Audit; An Example of an Audit; Further Reading; References; Notes; PART 3 Quantitative Research; 9 Surveys; Introduction; Historical Context; Current Use; Main Strengths of Surveys; Main Weaknesses of Surveys; Conducting a Survey; An Example of a Survey; Further Reading; References; Notes; 10 Cohort Studies; Introduction. Historical ContextCurrent Use; Main Strengths of Cohort Studies; Main Weaknesses of Cohort Studies; Conducting a Cohort Study; An Example of a Cohort Study; Further Reading; References; Notes; 11 Randomised Controlled Trials; Introduction; Historical Context; Current Use; Main Strengths of RCTs; Main Weaknesses of RCTs; Conducting an RCT; An Example of an RCT; Further Reading; References; Notes; 12 Economic Evaluations; Introduction; Historical Context; Current Use; Main Strengths of Economic Evaluations; Main Weaknesses of Economic Evaluations; Conducting an Economic Evaluation.
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