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Description - Research Into Practice 2/E by Pamela Abbott

Offering selected examples of research, all concerned in some way with nursing or the study of nursing, this text illustrates the kind of research that can be done by a small team or a single researcher, without large-scale research grants. The papers chosen cover a wide range 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335196951
ISBN-10: 0335196950
Format: Paperback
(95mm x 68mm x 4mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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