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ISBN: 9780323095051
Page Count: 384
Imprint: Mosby
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Introduction to Research - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 4th Edition

by Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, OTR, MSW and Laura N. Gitlin, PhD., FGSA, FAAN

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ISBN: 9780323095051
Page Count: 384
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Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment.

    • Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more.
    • Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner.
    • Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter.
    • Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field.
    • Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods.
    • Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms.
    • Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies.
    • Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.
  • Part I: Introduction

    1. Research as an important way of knowing

    2. Essentials of research

    Part II: Thinking Processes

    3. Philosophical foundations

    4. Framing the problem

    5. Developing a knowledge base through review of the literature

    6. Theory in research

    7. Formulating research questions and queries

    8. Language and thinking processes

    Part III: Design approaches

    9. Experimental-type designs

    10. Naturalistic inquiry designs

    Part IV: Action processes

    11. Setting the boundaries of a study

    12. Protecting the boundaries

    13. Boundary setting in experimental-type designs

    14. Boundary setting in naturalistic designs

    15. Collecting information

    16. Measurement in experimental-type research

    17. Gathering information in naturalistic inquiry

    18. Preparing and organizing data

    19. Statistical analysis for experimental-type research

    20. Analysis in naturalistic inquiry

    21. Sharing research knowledge before the study

    22. Sharing research knowledge during and after the study

    Part V: Improving practice through inquiry

    23. Case study designs

    24. Reciprocal role of research & practice

    25. Stories from the field

    Appendix: Informed consent documents


  • Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, OTR, MSW, University of Maine, Orono, ME and Laura N. Gitlin, PhD., FGSA, FAAN, Distinguished University Professor
    Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions
    Drexel University
    Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins school of Nursing
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