ISBN: 9780323261760
Page Count: 416
Imprint: Mosby
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Introduction to Research - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition

by Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, OTR, MSW and Laura N. Gitlin, PhD
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323261760
Page Count: 416
Imprint: Mosby
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Bridge the gap between research and practice with Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 5th Edition. This easy-to-read edition covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. And with the text’s up-to-date research information and references, you will have a solid foundation from which to critique and understand research designs and their applications to healthcare and human service settings.

    • 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 1: Introduction
    1. Research as an Important Way of Knowing
    2. Essentials
    3. Research Ethics
    Part II: Thinking Processes
    4. Philosophical Foundations
    5. Framing the Problem
    6. Developing a Knowledge Base Through Literature and Resources
    7. Theory in Research
    8. Asking Questions and Posing Queries
    9. Language and Thinking Processes
    Part III: Design Approaches
    10. Experimental-Type Designs
    11. Naturalistic Designs
    12. Mixed Method Designs
    Part V: Action Processes
    13. Setting Boundaries
    14. Boundary Setting in Experimental-Type Design
    15. Boundary Setting in Naturalistic Analysis
    16. Boundary Setting in Mixed Methods
    17. Collecting Information
    18. Collecting Data Through Measurement in Experimental-Type Design
    19. Gathering Information in Naturalistic Analysis
    20. Preparing and Organizing Data
    21. Statistical Analysis for Experimental-Type Research
    22. Analysis in Naturalistic Inquiry
    23. Sharing Research Knowledge Before the Study
    24. Sharing Research Knowledge During and After the Study
    Part V: Improving Practice Through Inquiry
    25. Reciprocal Roles of Research, Knowledge Development, and Practice
    26. Stories from the Field
    Appendices
    Glossary
  • Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, OTR, MSW, University of Maine, Orono, ME and Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
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