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Researching Health: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods 2ed

by Mike Saks and Judith Allsop Sage Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2012
ISBN:
9781446252277
Format:
Pbk 504 pages
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AU$83.00 NZ$84.35
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The second edition of Researching Health covers everything that a student or new researcher will need when starting to conduct their own research in a range of healthcare settings. The chapters guide the reader through each specific qualitative, quantitative and mixed method, and show how these work in practice. In the second edition, the authors place particular focus on the critical appraisal of research - asking not only how different forms of research can be conducted, but also how we can use the research of others effectively.

Two new chapters have also been included, on:

- Gender and Health Research

- Public Health Research

A full companion website accompanies the book, with teaching notes for lecturers and online resources for students.

It will be an ideal companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students on health programmes. The book will also be valuable reading for researchers, academics, managers and practitioners working across the healthcare field.

PART ONE: CONDUCTING HEALTH RESEARCH
Introduction: The Context for Researching Health
The Scope of Health Research
Competing Health Paradigms and Research Design
Doing a Literature Review on Health
PART TWO: QUALITATIVE METHODS AND HEALTH
Using Documents in Health Research
Unstructured Interviews and Health Research
Participant Observation in Health Research
The Use of Focus Groups in Research into Health
Action Research and Health
PART THREE: QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND HEALTH
Health Research Sampling Methods
Quantitative Survey Methods in Health Research
Statistical Methods for Health Data Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trials
Experimental Methods in Health Research
The Use of Economics in Health Research
PART FOUR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN RESEARCHING HEALTH
Governance and Ethics in Health Research
Researching Orthodox and Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Researching the Health of Ethnic Minority Groups
Gender and Health Research
Public Health Research
Involving the User in Health Research
Comparative Health Research
PART FIVE: APPLYING HEALTH RESEARCH
Mixed Methods and Multidisciplinary Research in Health Care
Writing up Health Research
Using and Disseminating Health Research

Praise for the first edition: Mike Saks' and Judith Allsop's Researching Health meets a long-standing need for a high-quality social and medical research methods text which incorporates theoretical knowledge to health issues in a coherent and accessible way' - Professor Jane Sandall, King's College London
Mike Saks - University Campus Suffolk
Judith Allsop - University of Lincoln, UK. In recent years, she has investigated the dynamics of complaints and disputes in health care settings and received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Department of Health and local health authorities. She also carried out a study of the role of patient and carer groups in representing and promoting the interests of people with particular illnesses and conditions. This was funded by the ESRC.