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Using Evidence in Health and Social Care : Published in Association With the Open University - Roger Gomm

Using Evidence in Health and Social Care

Published in Association With the Open University

By: Roger Gomm (Editor), Celia Davies (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2000
ISBN: 9780761964957
Number Of Pages: 272

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This wide-ranging text on research methods in health and social care introduces readers to different kinds of evidence and helps them to evaluate the unique contributions of each. It acknowledges the variety of contexts in which practitioners work and the challenges of putting research into practice. The book introduces readers to research of different kinds - the randomised controlled trial, the survey, qualitative research and action research - and highlights the underlying logic and value of each. It also addresses economic appraisal, and ethical issues in research. The text goes on to consider how there can be a much more active and dynamic interplay between practice and research, and using examples from health and social care shows that applying evidence is a complex process requiring the active participation of those on the receiving end.

Those who seek to develop and improve their practice will welcome this approach to evidence-based health. The text supports evidence-based practice but seeks to ensure that the interpretations and uses of it are broad, thoughtful and informed. As such, Using Evidence in Health and Social Care will be an essential text for research methods courses in health, social work and nursing. It is a textbook for the Open University course K302 Critical Practice in Health and Social Care.

Evidence in Practice
Ways of Knowing
Making Sense of Surveys
Understanding Experimental Design
Interpreting Meanings
Using Action Research
Producing Evidence Ethically
Putting Research into Practice
Research and Practice
Making a Difference
Agency Information for Better Practice
Would It Work Here?
Should We Afford It?
Evidence for Planning Services
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ISBN: 9780761964957
ISBN-10: 0761964959
Series: Published in Association With the Open University
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st May 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57