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Research Methods for Health and Social Care

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12 November 2008

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This accessible and clearly structured book, written by experienced researchers and practitioners, provides a one-stop introduction to the most common qualitative, quantitative and desk-based research designs and methods in...

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This accessible and clearly structured book, written by experienced researchers and practitioners, 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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  • A single book that will address all of a student's basic research methods needs 
  • Chapters follow a consistent structure to help the reader compare and contrast different designs 
  • Covers both health and medical research and research for social scientists

PART I: RESEARCH PRELIMINARIES
Why Research?; C.Ritchie and S.Vitali
Starting a New Research Project; J.V.Appleton
Research Ethics; M.Boulton
PART II: DESK-BASED RESEARCH
Literature Reviews; M.Leach, J.Neale and P.A.Kemp
Systematic Reviews; L.Smith and L.Dixon
Content Analysis; M.Jackson
Discourse Analysis; D.Osborne and J.Neale
Service Audit; J.Hall& A.K.Dearmun
PART III: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
Surveys; M.Watson and L.Coombes
Cohort Studies; H.A.Adetunji, J.Neale and N.Wheeler
Randomized Control Trials; L.Smith and T.J.Ryan
Economic Evaluations; D.R.Foxcroft and H.A.Adetunji
Measuring Health Status; J.Dawson
PART IV: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
In-depth Interviews; L.Coombes, D.Allen, D.Humphrey and J.Neale
Focus Groups; J.Foster-Turner
Participant Observation; B.Taylor
Ethnography; S.Harper and J.La Fontaine
Critical Incident Technique; H.Aveyard and J.Neale/PART V: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
Mixed Methods Research Quantity Plus Quality; R.Walker
Dissemination; J.Neale

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JOANNE NEALE is Professor of Public Health at Oxford Brooke's University, UK. Her recent publications include Drug Users in Society, also by Palgrave, and numerous journal articles.

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JOANNE NEALE is Professor of Public Health at Oxford Brooke's University, UK. Her recent publications include Drug Users in Society, also by Palgrave, and numerous journal articles.

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