Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th 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.
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.
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Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies to improve your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods.
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Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field.
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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