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Published: 24 November 2016

520 Pages | b/w illus.


ISBN: 9780190304300

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Research Methods in Health

Foundations for Evidence-based Practice

Third Edition

Pranee Liamputtong

  • Assumes no prior knowledge - an introductory non-clinical research methods text for undergraduate health/nursing students.
  • Cross-disciplinary approach - written to be inclusive of all the health professions and emphasise the importance of interprofessional practice.
  • Connects theory to practical application clearly to engage students.
  • A good balance of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies as well as mixed methods

New to this Edition:

  • NEW chapter 2: Getting started: Research Design and Evidence-Based Practice on designing and planning a research project. It looks at salient issues that researchers must consider in designing and planning for their research. The authors point out the differences between qualitative and quantitative research and include content on literature review and research proposals. (result of feedback)
  • More material on how to critically evaluate qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research
  • Updated references and examples
  • Content on evidence-based practice and systematic review strengthened (result of feedback)
  • More nursing examples included in applicable chapters (result of feedback)
  • Difficult concepts simplified to ensure it is truly a first year text
  • A guided tour is included to assist navigation and explain pedagogy

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