`This text manages to bridge breadth of view with depth of appreciation. It presents readers with a coherent introduction to action research that never loses sight of how parts relate to whole, theory to practice, research to development.' Emrys Jenkins, Swansea University
Action Research in Healthcare is a practical guide to using research for improving practice in healthcare contexts. As an increasingly popular method of inquiry, Action Research is widely used in healthcare to investigate professional practice and patients'
Taking you through the process step-by-step, Action Research in Healthcare explains how to tackle each stage of your project - from planning the study and undertaking a literature review, through to gathering and interpreting data and implementing findings. Examples of action research projects are included throughout to illustrate how the method works in practice.
Action Research in Healthcare assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and is the ideal resource for anyone about to start or already involved in a project.
"This book has a number of strengths. First among them is its grounding in the day-to-day problems of practitioners and its use of quotations from practitioner researchers to illustrate specific points. Its structure is also commendable, and its use of vignettes of completed action research projects throughout brings the book to life and makes it a valuable resource for beginning researchers." -- Jill Robinson * Educational Action Research vol 19-4 *
|About the authors||p. vi|
|What is action research?||p. 1|
|Engaging in action research||p. 25|
|Reviewing literature||p. 50|
|Steps in the action research process: practical considerations||p. 68|
|Gathering data||p. 97|
|Analysing data and generating evidence||p. 124|
|Writing up and publishing action research||p. 145|
|Glossary of key terms||p. 169|
|Useful websites||p. 172|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 17th November 2010
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.0 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.36