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Making Sense of Research
An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners
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Research is now an integral part of everyday practice in health and social care. The fourth edition of this essential book equips professionals in these fields with the tools to read, analyse and apply research effectively in their work. Though research topics can be difficult to grasp, "Making Sense of Research, Fourth Edition" clarifies the subject by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics covered include: the role of research in health and social care; the nature of knowledge in health and social care; the research process; ethical issues; searching and reviewing the literature; and making sense of data analysis. The fourth edition has been updated to include new reference material, websites and practice examples to support the development of essential critical appraisal skills for health and social care professionals.


The Role of Research in the Health and Social Care Professions The Nature of Knowledge in Health and Social Care Overview of the Research Process Ethical Issues Searching and Reviewing the Literature Approaches to and Design of Research in Health and Social Care Research Problems, Aims, Questions and Hypotheses Sampling Understanding Data Collection Techniques Making Sense of Data Analysis Critical Appraisal of Health and Social Care Research Disseminating and Implementing Research Appendix 1. Critical appraisal framework Appendix 2. Literature searching Appendix 3. Four stages in critical appraisal


ISBN-13: 9781446243855
Publisher: Sage Publications Limited (SAGE Publications Ltd)
Publication date: February, 2011
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 138.00 x 216.00 x 11.00

Subcategories: General Issues, General Practice, Nursing