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Introduction to Research. Edition: 6

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Learn the latest healthcare and human service research methods! Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 6th Edition helps bridge the gap between research and practice by giving you a solid foundation for critiquing your own work. This easy-to-read guide covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. Plus, the 6th edition has been updated to include contemporary references, an expanded discussion of big data, updated research methods, and more!

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Part I: Introduction 1. Research as an Important Way of Knowing 2. Essentials of Research 3. Research Ethics

Part II: Thinking Processes 4. Philosophical Foundations 5. Framing the Problem 6. Developing a Knowledge Base Through Literature and Resources 7. Theory in Research 8. Formulating Research Questions and Queries 9. Language and Thinking Processes

Part III: Design Approaches 10. Experimental-Type Designs 11. Naturalistic Designs 12. Mixed Method Designs

Part IV: Action Processes 13. Setting the Boundaries of a Study 14. Boundary Setting in Experimental-Type Designs 15. Boundary Setting in Naturalistic Designs 16. Collecting Information 17. Collecting Data Through Measurement in Experimental-Type Research 18. Gathering Information in Naturalistic Inquiry 19. Preparing and Organizing Data 20. Statistical Analysis for Experimental-Type Designs 21. Analysis in Naturalistic Inquiry 22. Sharing Research Knowledge Before the Study 23. Sharing Research Knowledge During and After the Study

Part V: Improving Practice Through Inquiry 24. Reciprocal Role of Research and Practice 25. Stories from the Field


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