Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery

Principles and Practice of Research in Midwifery Author Elizabeth R. Cluett
ISBN-10 9780702035180
Release 2006-05-03
Pages 308
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Written by authors with clinical and research experience, this book is intended for midwives and student midwives participating in Diploma, Advanced Diploma and first level degree programmes. It aims to increase research awareness and develop the skills of critical appraisal of research evidence that are essential to evidence based practice.

Principles and Practice of Research

Principles and Practice of Research Author H. Troidl
ISBN-10 9783642969423
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 381
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emerging on the surgical scene to challenge or For some readers, the title of this book will im thodoxy. Although these innovations are often mediately raise the question, what exactly is greeted with great optimism, a factual basis for meant by surgical research? In the very broadest that enthusiasm is sometimes far from secure sense the term can be taken to include all en and much further work is frequently required to deavors, however elementary or limited in discover whether we are dealing with genuine scope, to advance surgical knowledge. Ideally, advances or not. it refers to well-organized attempts to establish The most exciting and attractive scenario for on a proper scientific basis, i. e. , to place beyond surgical research is unquestionably one that de reasonable doubt, the truth or otherwise of any picts a successful attempt by a researcher to es concepts, old or new, within the ambit of sur gery, and, of course, anaesthesia. tablish the accuracy of some bold innovation for which he himself is responsible. Joseph Lister, The methods used to achieve that end vary demonstrating by clinical trial that wound sup enormously, depending on the issue being in vestigated.

Action Research

Action Research Author Jean McNiff
ISBN-10 9781136283741
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 240
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Since its first publication, Action Research: Principles and Practice has become a key text in its field. This new updated edition clearly describes and explains the practices of action research and its underlying values, and introduces important new ideas, including: all professionals should be reflective practitioners; they should produce their personal theories of practice to show how they are holding themselves accountable for their educational influences in learning; the stories they produce become a new people’s history of action research, with potential for influencing new futures. This new edition has expanded in scope, to contribute to diverse fields including professional development across the sectors and the disciplines. It considers the current field, including its problems as well as its considerable hopes and prospects for new thinking and practices. Now fully updated, this book contains: A wealth of case-study material New chapters on the educational significance of action research An overview of methodological and ethical discussion The book is a valuable addition to the literature on research methods in education and nursing and healthcare, and professional education, and contributes to contemporary debates about the generation and dissemination of knowledge and its potential influence for wider social and environmental contexts. Practitioners across the professions who are planning action research in their own work settings will find this book a helpful introduction to the subject while those studying on higher degree courses will find it an indispensable resource.

Educational Research

Educational Research Author James P. Takona
ISBN-10 9780595214297
Release 2002-02-01
Pages 604
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This work facilitates an understanding of education research as a scientific method aimed at providing a systematic and rigorous approach to professional knowledge. Readers will develop the research skills necessary to evaluate interventions designed to bring about change within the learning-teaching environment. More specifically, the reader will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to: (1) promote critical skills for developing, implementing, and critiquing research problems and questions appropriate to educational practice; (2) select appropriate quantitative and qualitative approaches to guide research on a particular topic, including the use of experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental designs; (3) critique existing research in terms of its ability to rule out other possible explanations for purposes of generalizability; (4) implement procedures for assuring ethical conduct of research.Dr. Takona provides a concise, easy to understand coverage of activities comprised in modern education research and specifically aims to describe the mechanics of education research within the context of developing nations.

Principles and Practice of Clinical Research

Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Author John I. Gallin
ISBN-10 9780128499047
Release 2017-11-17
Pages 824
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Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised to provide a comprehensive look at both the fundamental principles and expanding practice of clinical research. New to this edition of this highly regarded reference, authors have focused on examples that broadly reflect clinical research on a global scale while including a discussion of international regulations, studies, and implications. In addition to key topics such as bioethics, clinical outcome data, cultural diversity, protocol guidelines, and “omic platforms, this edition contains new chapters devoted to electronic health records and information resources for clinical researchers, as well as the many opportunities associated with big data. Covering a vast number of topics and practical advice for both novice and advanced clinical investigators, this book is a highly relevant and essential resource for all those involved in conducting research. Features input from experts in the field dedicated to translating scientific research from bench to bedside and back Provides expanded coverage of global clinical research Contains hands-on, practical suggestions, illustrations, and examples throughout Includes new chapters on the international regulation of drugs and biologics, the emergence of the important role of comparative effectiveness research and how to identify clinical risks and manage patient safety in a clinical research setting

Surveying The Social World

Surveying The Social World Author Aldridge, Alan
ISBN-10 9780335202409
Release 2001-09-01
Pages 196
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The survey has become a widely used technique for gathering information and opinions from individuals, organizations and other groups. This work examines the contemporary state of surveys within society and social science methodology, explaining the potential of the survey method and the ways it can be used effectively when resources are limited. It then takes the reader systematically through the process of conducting survey research covering in turn, the role of theory, the planning and design of projects, pilot work, access to informants, ethical issues, sampling methods, the preparation of questionnaires, interviewing, the use of computer packages, processing response, statistical methods of data analysis, and the presentation of findings.

Principles and Practice of Nursing Research

Principles and Practice of Nursing Research Author Laura Talbot
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032304381
Release 1995
Pages 700
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A comprehensive text covering concepts of nursing research and use of research process, evaluation of nursing research and use of research in practice.

Research Principles and Practices in Visual Communication

Research  Principles and Practices in Visual Communication Author Aect
ISBN-10 9781607529545
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 173
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As a whole, the book is a working reference manual. Editorial decisions have been based on criteria which emphasized convenience and usefulness. The editors hope that the book will open to the reader the whole range of research pertinent to visual communication, and that the bibliography will direct readers to interesting and fruitful areas of knowledge.

Evaluative Research

Evaluative Research Author Edward Suchman
ISBN-10 9781610445177
Release 1968-12-31
Pages 196
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Describes the techniques used to determine the extent to which social goals are being achieved, to locate the barriers to these goals, and to discover the unanticipated results of social actions. The book is divided into three main sections: the conceptual, methodological, and administrative aspects of evaluation.

Principles and Practice in Business and Management Research

Principles and Practice in Business and Management Research Author Victoria J. Wass
ISBN-10 1855214385
Release 1994
Pages 306
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This text seeks to address issues of research methodology in business and management at both a theoretical and practical level. In providing examples of research methods in action, the book is intended as a practical complement to a standard methods text.

Nanocoatings Principles and Practice

Nanocoatings  Principles and Practice Author Steven Abbott
ISBN-10 9781605950907
Release 2013
Pages 329
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A practical guide for designing and making commercial coatings to which nanoparticles are added. It shows how to create and recognize a nanocoating formulation with the correct functional properties. It connects formulation and fabrication in ways conducive to the manufacture of marketable nanocoated products.


ISBN-10 8126512563
Release 2007-07-01
Pages 656
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About The Book: This edition includes a new chapter on decision analysis, and additional material on computer solutions of linear programming problems, LP applications, the use of sensitivity analysis output, minimal spanning tree, goal programming, network of queues, and more. Throughout, mathematics is kept to an intermediate level.

Learning from experience

Learning from experience Author Richard Winter
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014765971
Release 1989
Pages 201
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Learning from experience has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Learning from experience also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Learning from experience book for free.

Focus Group Methodology

Focus Group Methodology Author Pranee Liamputtong
ISBN-10 1446242803
Release 2011-03-11
Pages 224
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Focus Group Methodology is an introductory text which leads readers through the entire process of designing a focus group study, from conducting interviews to analysing data and presenting the findings. It also includes discussions on cross-cultural and virtual focus group. Liamputtong presents clear, practical advice in simple terms which will be appropriate for undergraduate and postgraduate students who are undertaking research, making this an ideal starter text for anyone new to focus group research. Like her previous book, Researching the Vulnerable, Liamputtong's latest work pays close attention to research ethics and will also be of great interest to researchers who are working with different social groups - such as women, men, older people, children and ethnic groups - and anybody who is engaging in cross-cultural research. Illustrated with case studies and examples throughout, this is a perfect introduction to focus group methods for students and new researchers alike.

Applied Geography

Applied Geography Author Michael Pacione
ISBN-10 0415182689
Release 1999
Pages 632
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Offering an introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography, this text provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research.

Statistical Modelling for Social Researchers

Statistical Modelling for Social Researchers Author Roger Tarling
ISBN-10 9781134061082
Release 2008-09-16
Pages 224
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This book explains the principles and theory of statistical modelling in an intelligible way for the non-mathematical social scientist looking to apply statistical modelling techniques in research. The book also serves as an introduction for those wishing to develop more detailed knowledge and skills in statistical modelling. Rather than present a limited number of statistical models in great depth, the aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the statistical models currently adopted in social research, in order that the researcher can make appropriate choices and select the most suitable model for the research question to be addressed. To facilitate application, the book also offers practical guidance and instruction in fitting models using SPSS and Stata, the most popular statistical computer software which is available to most social researchers. Instruction in using MLwiN is also given. Models covered in the book include; multiple regression, binary, multinomial and ordered logistic regression, log-linear models, multilevel models, latent variable models (factor analysis), path analysis and simultaneous equation models and models for longitudinal data and event histories. An accompanying website hosts the datasets and further exercises in order that the reader may practice developing statistical models. An ideal tool for postgraduate social science students, research students and practicing social researchers in universities, market research, government social research and the voluntary sector.

Small Scale Evaluation

Small Scale Evaluation Author Colin Robson
ISBN-10 9781526417909
Release 2017-09-30
Pages 232
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Evaluation research can assess the value and effectiveness of interventions and innovations involving people. While this has often been on a grand scale, this book focuses on small-scale projects carried out by an individual or small group, typically lasting for weeks or at most a few months, at a local rather than national level. Using limited jargon and featuring integrated, real-world examples, this second edition offers a clear, accessible background to evaluation and prepares you to undertake your own small-scale evaluation research project. Key features include discussion of: Different approaches to evaluation and how to choose between them The advantages and disadvantages of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) Realist evaluation and its increasing importance The centrality of ethical and political issues The influence and opportunity of the Internet Tightly focused on the realities of carrying out small-scale evaluation, Small-Scale Evaluation is a highly practical guide covering the needs of both social scientists and others without this background. Colin Robson is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Human & Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield.