Research methods for health care practice [electronic resource] /Frances Griffiths.
By: Griffiths, Frances.Material type: BookPublisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xi, 209 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781446204672 (electronic bk.); 1446204677 (electronic bk.); 9780857028037 (ebook); 0857028030 (ebook).Subject(s): Medical care -- Research -- Methodology | Medical care -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects | Health Services Research -- methods | Health Services Research -- ethics | PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Eating Disorders | SELF-HELP / Eating DisordersGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 616.8526075 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Many health professionals want to investigate their healthcare 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 complement each other.
Research for health care practice . -- Getting started on your research . -- Considering the ethics of your research . -- Involving users in your research . -- Preparing to design research for health care practice . -- Using existing data in research for health care practice . -- Collecting and exploring new data using qualitative methods. -- Collecting and exploring new data using quantitative methods . -- Analyzing data in research for health care practice.