The Hard pressed Researcher

Author: Anne Edwards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317878388
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Working in the fields of education, health and social care demands a great deal of energy, effort and commitment on the part of the practitioner or trainee. When a research project is added to a workload the pressures can be great, particulary if the would-be-researcher is not confident about the process involved. The Hard-pressed Researcher provides practical guidance on how to undertake a research project. It has been written specially for practitioners and students in the fields of education, health and social care and assumes no specific knowledge of the research process. This revised and updated version of the first edition covers the major modes of research (experimental research, survey work, case study, interpretative research and action research) and provides step-by-step guidance from conceptualization through to report writing. Each chapter provides sources for further reading and the book ends with a series of statistical tables. All those studying or working in the caring professions will welcome the very straightforward and sympathetic approach of the authors, both of whom have considerable experience in the supervision of research work.

Using Research Instruments

Author: Peter Birmingham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134483465
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Clear, accessible and practical, this guide introduces the first-time researcher to the various instruments used in social research. It assesses a broad range of research instruments - from the well-established to the innovative - enabling readers to decide which are particularly well suited to their research. The book covers: questionnaires interviews content analysis focus groups observation researching the things people say and do. This book is particularly suitable for work-based and undergraduate researchers in education, social policy and social work, nursing and business administration. It draws numerous examples from actual research projects, which readers can adapt for their own purposes. Written in a fresh and jargon-free style, the book assumes no prior knowledge and is firmly rooted in the authors' own extensive research experience. Using Research Instruments is the ideal companion volume to The Researcher's Toolkit. Together they offer a superb practical introduction to conducting a social research project.

A Textbook of Children s and Young People s Nursing E Book

Author: Dr Jim Richardson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702044407
Format: PDF, ePub
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nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses

The Sociology of Healthcare

Author: Sarah Earle
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113726585X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.

Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research E Book

Author: Aarthi Ramlaul
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702048283
Format: PDF, ePub
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All you need to successfully undertake a research project! This exciting new book provides radiography students and practitioners with the key skills and strategies required to undertake research within medical imaging and radiotherapy. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are covered and guidance given on the entire research process - from literature researching, information management and literature evaluation, through to data collection, data analysis and writing up. Specific instruction is given on the structure and presentation of dissertations, writing articles for publication and on presentation skills for presenting at conferences. FEATURES Tailored to meet the specific needs of radiography students plus practitioners undertaking research Includes practice tips and pitfalls to avoid Covers how to apply for research funding for larger scale projects Practical examples throughout clarify the concepts Accompanying EVOLVE website EVOLVE website An accompanying website includes interactive examples of how to use the statistics tests discussed within the text. Tailored to meet needs of radiography and medical imaging students and practitioners undertaking research Accompanying website includes 10 examples on how to use descriptive and inferential statistics packages with interactive 10-step exercises and video clips on how to start up the packages Case examples throughout clarify concepts.

Resettlement from Large Psychiatric Hospital to Small Community Residence

Author: R. V. E. Forrester-Jones
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This book renders an account of the social lives of people with long-term mental illnesses based on an analysis of their discourses and everyday experiences. Exploring social networks within and beyond the immediate care environment, this book aims to redress the balance between the wealth of knowledge of clinical medicine and the neglected research area of necessary social support.

Doing Research with Children

Author: Anne D Greig
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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`The precise way in which the authors take the reader through the processes of doing research is helpful to anyone embarking on research with children, so EPs in training, who have chosen children as their subjects for research, would find this book helpful. Practising EPs are recommended to borrow a copy from their localuUniversity library when considering a child-centered research project' - Educational Psychology This book provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to undertaking a research project with children. Divided into three sections, the first introduces the main theories and approaches in doing research with children. In the second part, the different frameworks and techn

Doing your education research project

Author: Neil Burton
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN:
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"While many scholars write about the importance of practitioner research, few have offered practitioners practical and accessible guidance about the nuts and bolts of researching practice. This volume contributes greatly to filling this void." -James P. Spillane, Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin, Northwestern University Doing Your Education Research Project guides you through the whole process of successfully organising and completing your education research project. The authors aim to provide you with the confidence and skills to engage in research which leads to qualification and can genuinely inform decision making. By establishing links between the teaching and research processes, the authors show how to adopt a robust approach to research which will ensure that your research project has a secure focus, conceptual framework and methodology. Key topics covered are: Planning and preparation Carrying out practical research Reporting and gathering evidence Presentation and analysis Putting research back into practice Intended Audience: The book is relevant to all students on undergraduate teacher training courses and educational professionals doing research either as part of a professional and academic qualification or for self and organisational improvement.