First Steps in Research A POCKETBOOK FOR HEALTHCARE STUDENTS ISBN: 9780443103988

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First Steps in Research
A POCKETBOOK FOR HEALTHCARE STUDENTS

BY: Stuart Porter, BSc(Hons), Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, SRp, Cert MHS

 


Pages: 252
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780443103988
Copyright: 2008

 
 

 
 
 
Part of the Exclusive Pocketbook series from Elsevier
 
 
This book covers the steps necessary to plan and undertake a research project and will use clear examples to illustrate what at times are difficult concepts.

Chapters include:


  • Making a start
  • The Researchers view of The World - Research Paradigms 
  • Putting It Down On Paper
  • How to Search Databases
  • Sampling, Reliability and Validity
  • Presenting your research and speaking to others
  • Research ethics
  • Carrying out qualitative research


PUBLISHED REVIEWS

 
 
'Having already purchased a couple of Porter's books in the past I knew this would be another 'must have'€¦ it describes the research process from start to finish in a simple but informative way, with some of Porters humour added in along the way! Easy language is used throughout, so you do not have to read each chapter 3 times before understanding it€¦ I would say this is an essential book to have, especially for any healthcare students, who are learning about, planning or undertaking research.'

By Claire Hartley, Physiotherapy Student
 

AUTHOR INFORMATION

 
 
By Stuart Porter, BSc(Hons), Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, SRp, Cert MHS, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, School of Health Care Professions, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
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