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Evaluating research in health and social care

Author: Roger Gomm; Gill Needham; Anne Bullman; Open University.
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks : The Open University in association with SAGE, 2000.
Series: Open University set book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aimed at health and social care practitioners to help them evaluate research, this book presents examples of different types of study alongside questions that can be used to critically appraise their methodology.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Gomm; Gill Needham; Anne Bullman; Open University.
ISBN: 9780761964919 0761964916 9780761964902 0761964908
OCLC Number: 44787080
Notes: A set book for the Open University course K302 Critical Practice in Health and Social Care.
Description: xv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Introduction --
Part One: Experimental Approaches --
Experimental Methods and Simple Interventions --
Bandages for Leg Ulcers --
Experimental Methods and Complex Interventions --
Case Management in Mental Health Care --
From Effectiveness to Cost-Effectiveness --
A Trial of a Hospital at Home Scheme --
Comparing Like with Like --
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses of Homes Visiting Schemes and Childhood Injury --
The Basics of Experimental Design --
Research Instruments in Experimental Research --
Reading the Results of Experimental Research --
Part Two: Survey Research --
Surveys, Samples and Questions --
Consumer Satisfaction with the NHS --
An Equity Audit in Coronary Care --
Surveys and Case Control Studies --
Controlling for Age and Socio-Economic Circumstances --
Part Three: Qualitative Approaches --
Loosely Structured Interviews --
The Stories Behind the Statistics --
Naturalistic Observation --
Midwives' Ethnic Sterotyping of their Patients --
Understanding Language in Context --
Professional Uncertainty --
Action Research --
Applied Qualitative Methods in the Family Centre --
Collecting and Analysing Qualitative Data --
Part Four: Research Appraisal Questions.
Series Title: Open University set book.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Gomm, Gill Needham and Anne Bullman.
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