Research into Practice
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Research into Practice by Pamela Abbott
Book DescriptionPraise for the first edition of Research Into Practice and Research Methods for Nurses and the Caring Professions: "These books provide a good introduction for the uninitiated to reading and doing research. Abbott and Sapsford provide a clearly written and accessible introduction to social research...One of their aims is to 'de-mystify' research, and in this they succeed admirably...After reading the text and the articles in the reader, and working through the various research exercises, readers should have a clear appreciation of how to evaluate other people's research and how to begin their own." - David Field, Journal of Palliative Medicine This is a thoroughly revised and up-dated edition of the bestselling reader for nurses and the caring professions. It offers carefully selected examples of research, all concerned in some way with nursing or the study of health and community care. It illustrates the kind of research that can be done by a small team or a single researcher, without large-scale research grants. The editors have chosen papers which show a great diversity of approaches: differing in emphasis on description or explanation, different degrees of structure in design and different appeals to the authority of science or the authenticity of emphatic exploration. They show the limitations typical of small-scale projects carried out with limited resources and the experience of applied research as it occurs in practice, as opposed to how it tends to look when discussed in textbooks. The chapters have been organized into three sections representing three distinct types of social science research: observing and participating, talking to people and asking questions, and controlled trials and comparisons. Each section is provided with an editorial introduction. Features: * Thoroughly revised and up-dated edition of bestselling text * New articles in line with latest trends in nursing and other practitioner research, with more stress on evidence-based practice, action research and self-evaluation * New user-friendly format * Very well-known authors in the field
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335196951
(95mm x 68mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pamela Abbott
Introduction to Sociology, Paperback (April 2005)
This third edition of this book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern.
Evidence-Informed Nursing, Hardback (October 2001)
This introductory guide provides nurses and other health professionals with a clear idea of why they should use research information as a basis for high-quality patient care and how they should use that information in a clinical setting.
Sociology of the Caring Professions, Paperback (October 1998)
This text discusses the role of the caring professions and reforms in the welfare state, assessing the impact on organizational roles and relationships. It should be of value to those studying sociology, social policy, nursing and social work.
Gender, Power and Sexuality, Hardback (March 1991)» View all books by Pamela Abbott
A collection of articles by well-known feminists first presented at the 1989 Conference of the British Sociological Association. The contributors report on original research that demonstrate the ways in which women may be manipulated in their daily lives by men.
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Author Biography - Pamela Abbott
Pamela Abbott is Professor and Director of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Teesside. She has previously worked at the Universities of Derby, Plymouth and Brighton when she had considerable experience of teaching nurses and other health care professionals. She is a well known researcher in the field of health and community care. Roger Sapsford is Senior Lecturer in Research Methods at the Open University. He was previously employed by the Home Office Research Unit and in market research. He is an experienced designer and teacher of research methods courses.
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