Research Methods for Health Care Practice
- Frances Griffiths - University of Warwick, UK
Public Health Research Methods | Research Methods
Many health professionals want to investigate their health care practice and how it could be improved to benefit their patients. This book introduces the range of research approaches available, and explains what can be achieved with different methods and how they can compliment each other.
The book guides the researcher through their journey, giving detailed, step-by-step advice on planning and carrying out each stage of the research. Useful examples from health care research are included throughout to illustrate the application of the techniques and methods discussed. The book provides discussion of all the key issues and stages of research, including:
- User involvement in research
- Research ethics
- Deciding on a research approach
- Data collection and analysis methods
Research Methods for Health Care Practice is ideal for professionals wanting to undertake research in their own health care setting, and will be of use to any students undertaking a research project as part of their course in health and related fields.
This is a good book for researchers who are already in the field (in practice) and need a reference book to guide their research effort. I did not find it suitable as an introductory textbook for my students (physician assistant students) who have had no prior research methods training. They need a book with more systematic structure. This book would be a good supplemental text next year when they start their capstone (implementing their research and writing their research report
This book is a good introduction for students considering research in clinical practice, both from a clinical evidence based practice perspective and in considering undertaking research.
A very helpful guide for novice researchers at doctoral level. I shall be recommending this text to first year students.
Excellent book covering most areas covered by course in sufficient detail.
I appreciated the chapter of designing the studies in health care practice with lots of examples and boxes.
A clear and concise book that students are able to understand easily.
This is a very useful basic text with clear guidance for students as an introduction to research with specific application to health care