University of Hertfordshire

  • Maxine Offredy
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Original languageEnglish
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages262
ISBN (Print)978-14051-8337-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


This book is written with the intention of being an introductory research workbook for healthcare professionals who are novices to research. Its primary aim is to demystify the research process. Research needs to be every healthcare professional’s business if we are to practice evidence-based care.
Most chapters contain patient scenarios or activities for you to undertake, which serve to contextualise the topic under discussion. It is envisaged that this will assist the reader in gaining greater understanding of the research process.
The book takes the reader through the different stages of the research process. It begins with an overview of research, the different types and the underpinning philosophy of each. Subsequent chapters explain the research process moving through the research problem to writing a research report. The book concludes with a chapter exploring the current state of research and the implications for healthcare professionals.

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