New Edition
Introduction to Research,
Edition 6 Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies
By Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, MSW, OTR and Laura N. Gitlin, PhD., FGSA, FAAN

Publication Date: 13 Nov 2019

Learn the latest healthcare and human service research methods! Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 6th Edition helps bridge the gap between research and practice by giving you a solid foundation for critiquing your own work. This easy-to-read guide covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. Plus, the 6th edition has been updated to include contemporary references, an expanded discussion of big data, updated research methods, and more!

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of research designs helps you to further understand how to apply these methods to healthcare and human service settings.
  • Detailed coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies offer a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. 
  • Case examples provide real-life snapshots of what it is like to participate in different types of research processes, identify research dilemmas relevant to chapter subjects, and alert you to problems you might encounter.

New Features

  • NEW! Contemporary, practice examples give you a highly relevant understanding of today’s changing health and human service environments.
  • NEW! In-depth analysis of big data and data analytics expands your understanding of how to apply these numbers to health and human service research.
  • NEW! More emphasis on technology in research and research informed practice ensures you understand the latest methods available to you. 
  • NEW! Expanded discussion of naturalistic methods improve your ability to understand and integrate varying methods. 
  • NEW! Updated research methods, strategies, and references provide you with the latest information on research in diverse areas of health and human services.
About the author
By Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, MSW, OTR, Professor, Interdisciplinary Disability Studies and Social Work;Cooperating Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Cooperating Faculty School of Policy and International Affairs University of Maine, Orono, Maine;Senior Research Fellow, Ono Academic College Research Institute for Health and Medical Professions 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
Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction
1. Research as an Important Way of Knowing
2. Essentials of Research
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. Formulating Research Questions and Queries
9. Language and Thinking Processes

Part III: Design Approaches
10. Experimental-Type Designs
11. Naturalistic Designs
12. Mixed Method Designs

Part IV: Action Processes
13. Setting the Boundaries of a Study
14. Boundary Setting in Experimental-Type Designs
15. Boundary Setting in Naturalistic Designs
16. Collecting Information
17. Collecting Data Through Measurement in Experimental-Type Research
18. Gathering Information in Naturalistic Inquiry
19. Preparing and Organizing Data
20. Statistical Analysis for Experimental-Type Designs
21. Analysis in Naturalistic Inquiry
22. Sharing Research Knowledge Before the Study
23. Sharing Research Knowledge During and After the Study

Part V: Improving Practice Through Inquiry
24. Reciprocal Role of Research and Practice
25. Stories from the Field


Book details
ISBN: 9780323612470
Page Count: 416
Retail Price : £60.99
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