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Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4 th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing the key issues that are emerging in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research traditions and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more.Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner.Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter.Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field.Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods.Study tools on Evolve include math tips, crossword puzzles, learning activities, and sample forms.Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies.Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.
Table of Contents
|Research as an important way of knowing|
|Essentials of research|
|Framing the problem|
|Developing a knowledge base through review of the literature|
|Theory in research|
|Formulating research questions and queries|
|Language and thinking processes|
|Naturalistic inquiry designs|
|Setting the boundaries of a study|
|Protecting the boundaries|
|Boundary setting in experimental-type designs|
|Boundary setting in naturalistic designs|
|Measurement in experimental-type research|
|Gathering information in naturalistic inquiry|
|Preparing and organizing data|
|Statistical analysis for experimental-type research|
|Analysis in naturalistic inquiry|
|Sharing research knowledge before the study|
|Sharing research knowledge during and after the study|
|Improving practice through inquiry|
|Case study designs|
|Reciprocal role of research & practice|
|Stories from the field|
|Appendix: Informed consent documents|
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