Highly engaging and visually attractive, this clear and lively introduction to research is designed to help readers gain confidence and initiate small practice-based research projects. Providing a foundation in understanding research, it includes valuable information on how to get started, how to formulate useful and answerable research questions, a range of methodologies set in terms of their usefulness and limitations, strategies for seeing a project through completion, and writing up the results. Pitfalls and pointers are also highlighted along the way.
Provides a realistic and clear introduction to understanding research
Features simple explanation of all key concepts
Offers clear guidance on how to formulate and initiate a project
Includes a summary of pros and cons of each research methodology
Provides examples relating to each method
Includes checklists, summary boxes, warnings, tips and illustrations in abundance
Section 1: Introduction 1. Introduction 2. General design issues 3. Reviewing the literature 4. Research ethics Section 2: Strategies 5. Action research 6. Case Studies 7. Ethnography 8. Experiments 9. Surveys 10. Systematic reviews Section 3: Collecting Data 11. Sampling 12. Interviews 13. Questionnaires 14. Observations Section 4: Analysis and Presentation 15. Introduction to analysis 16. Qualitative analysis 17. Quantitative analysis Section 5: Writing Up 1 Writing Up References
By Mark Kane, MA, DO, ND, MBAcC, Senior Lecturer, School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, UK
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Paul A Komesaroff MBBS, BSc(Hons)MA, PHD,FRACP December, 2004 "The work covers an astonishingly wide range of issues in a lucid, reliable and readable manner. Vigorous efforts are made to keep the material dynamic and accessible. The text manages to be both didactic and engaging. This is a significant achievement and will no doubt serve the purpose of providing a readable text and a useful reference guide."