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Research Into Practice 2E, Sc : Social Science for Nurses and the Caring Professions - Pamela Abbott

Research Into Practice 2E, Sc

Social Science for Nurses and the Caring Professions

Paperback Published: 1st March 1997
ISBN: 9780335196951
Number Of Pages: 184

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Offering selected examples of research, all concerned in some way with nursing or the study of nursing, this text illustrates the kind of research that can be done by a small team or a single researcher, without large-scale research grants. The papers chosen cover a wide range of approaches, differing in emphasis on description or explanation, different degrees of structure in design and different appeals to the authority of science or the authenticity of emphatic exploration. They show the limitations typical of small-scale projects carried out with limited resources and the experience of applied research as it occurs in practice, as opposed to how it tends to look when discussed in textbooks.

"...it is really hard to find fault with what is presented...I recommend this book wholeheartedly. It will be thought- provokingto many, including tutors and students of educationalpolicy...I wouldencourage anyone working in HE to read it since it does much to explain the situation in which we find ourselves." - Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education "The book isdesigned to provoke debate and it assuredly will, but the debate willbe one that throws more light than heat on the problems in question, because the book is written with sensitivity to the susceptibilities of traditional academics as well as of captains of industry. The authors are all expert in their fields and they write well." - The New Academic

Preface
Observing and participating
Introduction
Labouring in the dark Portfolios a developmental influence?
A postscript to nursing
Talking to people and asking questions
Introduction Leaving to it to Mum Planning research a case of heart disease
Home helps and district nurses Studying policy and practice
Controlled trials and comparisons
Introduction Treatment of depressed women by nurses
The mortality of doctors in relation to their smoking habits
Ethnic variation in the female labour force a research note
Index
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ISBN: 9780335196951
ISBN-10: 0335196950
Series: Social Science for Nurses and the Caring Professions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st March 1997
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.3  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised