The Hard-pressed Researcher

A research handbook for the caring professions

Author: Anne Edwards,Robin Talbot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317878388

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Working in the fields of education, health and social care demands a great deal of energy, effort and commitment on the part of the practitioner or trainee. When a research project is added to a workload the pressures can be great, particulary if the would-be-researcher is not confident about the process involved. The Hard-pressed Researcher provides practical guidance on how to undertake a research project. It has been written specially for practitioners and students in the fields of education, health and social care and assumes no specific knowledge of the research process. This revised and updated version of the first edition covers the major modes of research (experimental research, survey work, case study, interpretative research and action research) and provides step-by-step guidance from conceptualization through to report writing. Each chapter provides sources for further reading and the book ends with a series of statistical tables. All those studying or working in the caring professions will welcome the very straightforward and sympathetic approach of the authors, both of whom have considerable experience in the supervision of research work.
Posted in Social Science

A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing E-Book

Author: Dr Jim Richardson,Edward Alan Glasper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 732

nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses
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The Sociology of Healthcare

A Reader for Health Professionals

Author: Sarah Earle,Gayle Letherby

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113726585X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 6671

A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.
Posted in Social Science

Using Research Instruments

A Guide for Researchers

Author: Peter Birmingham,David Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134483465

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 7265

Clear, accessible and practical, this guide introduces the first-time researcher to the various instruments used in social research. It assesses a broad range of research instruments - from the well-established to the innovative - enabling readers to decide which are particularly well suited to their research. The book covers: questionnaires interviews content analysis focus groups observation researching the things people say and do. This book is particularly suitable for work-based and undergraduate researchers in education, social policy and social work, nursing and business administration. It draws numerous examples from actual research projects, which readers can adapt for their own purposes. Written in a fresh and jargon-free style, the book assumes no prior knowledge and is firmly rooted in the authors' own extensive research experience. Using Research Instruments is the ideal companion volume to The Researcher's Toolkit. Together they offer a superb practical introduction to conducting a social research project.
Posted in Business & Economics

Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research E-Book

Skills and Strategies

Author: Aarthi Ramlaul

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048283

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 2824

All you need to successfully undertake a research project! This exciting new book provides radiography students and practitioners with the key skills and strategies required to undertake research within medical imaging and radiotherapy. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are covered and guidance given on the entire research process - from literature researching, information management and literature evaluation, through to data collection, data analysis and writing up. Specific instruction is given on the structure and presentation of dissertations, writing articles for publication and on presentation skills for presenting at conferences. FEATURES Tailored to meet the specific needs of radiography students plus practitioners undertaking research Includes practice tips and pitfalls to avoid Covers how to apply for research funding for larger scale projects Practical examples throughout clarify the concepts Accompanying EVOLVE website EVOLVE website An accompanying website includes interactive examples of how to use the statistics tests discussed within the text. Tailored to meet needs of radiography and medical imaging students and practitioners undertaking research Accompanying website includes 10 examples on how to use descriptive and inferential statistics packages with interactive 10-step exercises and video clips on how to start up the packages Case examples throughout clarify concepts.
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Doing Your Education Research Project

Author: Neil Burton,Mark Brundrett,Marion Jones

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293165

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 6756

If you are a trainee teacher or experienced practitioner new to research, or are simply wondering how to get started on your education research project, this practical book will be your guide. The authors offer simple steps to ensure that you ask the key questions in the most effective way possible. The book guides you through the entire research process: from clarifying the context and conceptual background, to presenting and analysing the evidence gathered. Supported by examples, checklists and diagrams, this fully revised and updated edition includes a wealth of information on: Research design Evidence gathering techniques Practitioner research Ethics Data analysis techniques. This book will be valuable to anyone begining a research or a professional or a professional or school development project, whatever stage they are at within the teaching community, from training for QTS, higher degree, or in need of evidence-backed decisions for the strategic development of their school.
Posted in Education

Reflective Action Planning for Teachers

A Guide to Teacher-led School and Professional Development

Author: David Frost

Publisher: David Fulton Pub

ISBN: 9781853464942

Category: Education

Page: 101

View: 5613

Aiming to help teachers make a fuller contribution to school development, this text provides a guide to reflective action planning, a teacher-led system for initiating and sustaining educational change. The book also aims to provide higher education tutors, external consultants, LEA advisers and school managers with guidelines for establishing cost-effective school-based support and accreditation for school development work. Facsimiles, checklists, formats and other tools are used in the context of a school-based support programme.
Posted in Education


Author: International Federation of Library Associations

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3105

Vols. 4-24 include Communications of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA-FIAB).
Posted in Libraries

The Essential Researcher's Handbook for Nurses and Health Care Professionals

Author: Maggie Tarling,Linda Crofts

Publisher: Bailliere Tindall

ISBN: 9780702026362

Category: Medical

Page: 214

View: 5186

This handbook has been designed to address the practical problems encountered in 'doing' research. It draws on and reflects the day-to- day experiences of research and reflects the current context of nurse research.
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Resettlement from Large Psychiatric Hospital to Small Community Residence

One Step to Freedom?

Author: R. V. E. Forrester-Jones,Gordon W. B. Grant

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 6259

This book renders an account of the social lives of people with long-term mental illnesses based on an analysis of their discourses and everyday experiences. Exploring social networks within and beyond the immediate care environment, this book aims to redress the balance between the wealth of knowledge of clinical medicine and the neglected research area of necessary social support.
Posted in Social Science

Doing Research with Children

Author: Anne D Greig,Jayne Taylor

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 4978

`The precise way in which the authors take the reader through the processes of doing research is helpful to anyone embarking on research with children, so EPs in training, who have chosen children as their subjects for research, would find this book helpful. Practising EPs are recommended to borrow a copy from their localuUniversity library when considering a child-centered research project' - Educational Psychology This book provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to undertaking a research project with children. Divided into three sections, the first introduces the main theories and approaches in doing research with children. In the second part, the different frameworks and techn
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Practitioner research

the reflexive social worker

Author: Roger Fuller,Alison Petch

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780335193233

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 3588

Posted in Political Science

Family Support and Family Centre Services

Issues, Research and Evaluation in the UK, USA and Hong Kong

Author: Andrew Pithouse,Sarah Lindsell,Monit Cheung

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: 9781859721094

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 6046

The aim of this book is to identify and explore key themes and issues around the realm of welfare practice in child and family social work - that is, family centre services and related community-based types of provision. The text addresses the impact and effectiveness of family centres in supporting children, families and communities. Emphasis is placed on community based supportive/preventive family services and those that provide a closed access and therapeutic service aimed at families referred by social workers where children are at risk of abuse. Throughout, the focus is on best practice exemplified by research findings of family centre impacts and outcomes in the UK, the USA and Hong Kong.
Posted in Political Science

Handbook of Psychopathy, First Edition

Author: Christopher J. Patrick

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606238043

Category: Psychology

Page: 651

View: 356

This book has been replaced by Handbook of Psychopathy, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3513-2.
Posted in Psychology

Using Questionnaires in Small-scale Research

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Pamela Munn,Eric Drever

Publisher: Scre Centre, University of Glasgow

ISBN: 9781860030864

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 2393

Posted in Education

Interpretive Description

Qualitative Research for Applied Practice

Author: Sally Thorne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134820569

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 3581

The first edition of Interpretive Description established itself as the key resource for novice and intermediate level researchers in applied settings for conducting a qualitative research project with practical outcomes. In the second edition, leading qualitative researcher Sally Thorne retains the clear, straightforward guidance for researchers and students in health, social service, mental health, and related fields. This new edition includes additional material on knowledge synthesis and integration, evidence-based practice, and data analysis. In addition, this book takes the reader through the qualitative research process, from research design through fieldwork, analysis, interpretation, and application of the results; provides numerous examples from a variety of applied fields to show research in action; uses an accessible style and affordable price to be the ideal book for teaching qualitative research in clinical and applied disciplines.
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Meaning in Life

An Evidence-Based Handbook for Practitioners

Author: Joel Vos

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137576693

Category: Psychology

Page: 270

View: 5663

Divided in to three parts, Part 1 draws on empirical research to demonstrate the effectiveness of meaning-oriented practice. Part 2 draws on the work of therapists across a number of approaches to explore the basic skills to working with meaning in life, including how a practitioner can assess whether their client needs to address issues of meaning in life; practitioner responsiveness to client issues and structuring a session. Part 3 goes on to provide a 7 step guide to applying the skills to clinical practice, with the support of clinical examples. Case studies from a range of professions run throughout the book and Parts 1 and 2 include 'implications for practice' boxes that connect theory to practice.
Posted in Psychology

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 3924

Posted in English literature

Working Together in Children's Services

Author: Damien Fitzgerald,Janet Kay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135394539

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 2400

The importance of interagency cooperation within children’s services has been highlighted within recent government strategy, including the Every Child Matters agenda, the development of Children’s Centres and the expansion of Extended Schools. Following tragic cases such as Victoria Climbie, the need for effective multi-disciplinary teamwork and interagency co-operation across all education and care settings remains as pressing as ever. Working Together in Children’s Services addresses a range of theoretical perspectives and contexts to stimulate students and practitioners critical thinking about the issues of multi-agency working. The book provides the reader with a critical framework for understanding both new and future developments and explores key issues like: The notion of "working together" and what it means in practice The benefits and barriers of multi-agency work Current policy and requirements for successful interdisciplinary working Essential skills for inter-professional teamwork. As modules on multi-professional working become increasingly common, the book will provide core reading for all students of Early Childhood Studies, Initial Teacher Education and Foundation Degrees in the Early Years. By showing how to develop successful multi-agency partnerships, it is also highly relevant for teachers and practitioners working across children’s services.
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