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Paramedic's Guide To Research, Sc : An Introduction - Pauline Griffiths

Paramedic's Guide To Research, Sc

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 21st November 2011
ISBN: 9780335241354
Number Of Pages: 184

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"This is an excellent text which covers all of the important research methods in the field, including randomised control trials. A strong component of the text is the inclusion of chapters on ethics and the future of paramedic research... The use of paramedic examples throughout the chapters will help students and other budding paramedic researchers connect with the subject matter and help them link theory, evidence and practice."
Professor Peter O'Meara, La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University, Australia

This practical book provides a no nonsense guide for student and qualified paramedics looking to understand the key elements of research, and what it means for their profession. The authors explain key concepts and methodologies to help you get to grips with the nature of paramedic research and how it works in practice.

By drawing on a wealth of cases and examples, research is placed firmly in the context of clinical practice. The book will enable you to critique research and to engage in small-scale research projects of your own. Emphasising what you need to know, the book includes information on:

  • Knowledge that underpins practice
  • Key elements of qualitative and quantitative research
  • Research ethics and evidence based practice
  • Undertaking a literature review
  • Dissemination of research findings
  • Considerations of the future for paramedic research
Written by experienced lecturers, the authors offer practical advice and tips to more advanced researchers on getting work published and giving oral and poster presentations at conferences.

Contributors: Jayne Cutter, Gary Rolfe, Megan Rosser, Julia Williams, Malcolm Woollard

One. Research and the Paramedic
Two. Knowledge to underpin Practice
Three. Evidence Based Practice in Paramedic Practice
Four. Conducting Ethical Research in Paramedic Practice
Five. Conducting a Critical Literature Review in Paramedic Practice
Six. Qualitative Research in Paramedic Practice: an overview
Seven. Using Qualitative Research Methods in Paramedic Practice
Eight. Quantitative Research in Paramedic Practice: an overview
Nine. Using Quantitative Research Methods in Paramedic Practice
Ten. Researching Paramedic Clinical Practice: a practical guide
Eleven. The Future for Paramedic Research

ISBN: 9780335241354
ISBN-10: 0335241352
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 21st November 2011
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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