Making Sense of Research: An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners

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Research is now an integral part of everyday practice in health and social care. The Fourth Edition of this essential book equips professionals in these fields with the tools to read, analyze and apply research effectively in their work. Though research topics can be difficult to grasp, Making Sense of Research, Fourth Edition clarifies the subject by providing a straightforward guide to the basics.

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Pam Moule is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Centre for Health and Clinical Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Pam is engaged in a number of research and evaluation projects across a range of health care environments, supported by a variety of funders. Pam delivers research methods education, supervises undergraduate and masters level dissertations, and supports Doctoral students in the fields of leadership, learning and workforce. Pam has a number of publications in a range of nursing and medical journals and has published four textbooks. Pam is on the editorial board of Nurse Education Today and reviews papers for a number of nursing and health care journals.

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'This excellent introductory text should encourage research newcomers to learn more. A practical book offering tools such as a step-by-step guide on how to appraise a paper. Every stage of the research process is discussed in a clear manner. It examines ethical issues, sampling, research problems and data collection techniques...I recommend this reader-friendly book as an essential guide for all practitioners new to the world of research' -
Nursing Standard

'This book is an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of research. It will be a useful guide to all health and social care professionals seeking to evaluate research and its application to practice' -
Professor Lorraine Culley, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University

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