Introduction to Research Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies

ISBN-10: 0323068545

ISBN-13: 9780323068543

Edition: 4th 2010

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Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4 th 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 the key issues that are emerging in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research traditions 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.Study tools on Evolve include math tips, crossword puzzles, learning activities, 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.
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Book details

List price: $70.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.562

Elizabeth DePoy is professor of social work and interdisciplinary disability studies and also holds an appointment as Senior Research Fellow at Ono Academic College, Research Institute for Health and Medical Professions, Kiryat Ono, Israel. Dr. DePoy is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar in research and evaluation methods and original theory in the fields of disability, diversity, and design. Co-authored with Stephen Gilson, DePoy developed Explanatory Legitimacy Theory which analyzes how population group membership is assigned, based on political purpose, and met with formal responses that serve both intentionally and unintentionally to perpetuate segregation, economic status quo, and inter-group tension. Dr. DePoy is currently working on her 12th book, has contributed many chapters to edited collections, and has over 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. She has earned over 7 million dollars in extramural research grants at the University of Maine. In the service arena, Dr. DePoy provides evaluation, research and grant-writing consultation to agencies and organizations.

Introduction
Research as an important way of knowing
Essentials of research
Thinking Processes
Philosophical foundations
Framing the problem
Developing a knowledge base through review of the literature
Theory in research
Formulating research questions and queries
Language and thinking processes
Design approaches
Experimental-type designs
Naturalistic inquiry designs
Action processes
Setting the boundaries of a study
Protecting the boundaries
Boundary setting in experimental-type designs
Boundary setting in naturalistic designs
Collecting information
Measurement in experimental-type research
Gathering information in naturalistic inquiry
Preparing and organizing data
Statistical analysis for experimental-type research
Analysis in naturalistic inquiry
Sharing research knowledge before the study
Sharing research knowledge during and after the study
Improving practice through inquiry
Case study designs
Reciprocal role of research & practice
Stories from the field
Appendix: Informed consent documents
Glossary
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