This comprehensive book emphasises the importance of evidence-based practice. It covers the essential stages in research, from posing the right questions, designing your study, through to the methods for collecting, presenting and analysing data. The use of both qualitative and quantitative date are examined in detail to help the researcher to chose the most appropriate techniques.
Acknowledgements Part One: Fundamentals 1. Introduction 2. Basic Concepts And Principles Part two: Formulating Ideas For Research 3. Posing research Questions Part Three: designing And Executing A Study 4. Basic Elements Of Design Research 5. Designing An Exploratory Study 6. Designing A Descriptive Study 7. Designing An Explanatory Study 8. 8sampling 9. Validity, Reliability And Allied Concepts Part Four: Presenting And Analysing Data 10. Recording And Organizing Data From Exploratory Studies 11. Analysing Data From Exploratory Studies 12. Presenting Data From Descriptive And Explanatory Studies 13. Analysing Data From Descriptive And Explanatory Studies: Principles 14. Analysing Data From Descriptive And Explanatory Studies: Procedures Part Five: More Specialized Issues 15. Issues In Questionnaire Design And Attitude Measurement 16. Single Instance Research 17. Systematic reviews, Meta-Analysis And Measures Of Treatment Effect 18. Analysing Data From Descriptive And Explanatory Studies: Further Principles And procedures References Appendix 1: Case Studies Appendix 2: Analysis Of Variance: Models Index ""