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First Steps in Research

A Pocketbook for Healthcare Students

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It covers the steps necessary to plan and undertake a research project and will use clear examples to illustrate what at times are difficult concepts.

Paperback, 252 Pages

Published: March 2008

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-10398-8


  • 1. Making a start - Stuart Porter
    2. The Researchers view of The World - Research Paradigms - Stuart Porter
    3. Putting It Down On Paper - Stuart Porter, Sally French, John Swain
    4. How to Search Databases - Mark Elkins
    5. Research Ethics - Hugh Davies
    6. Sampling, Reliability and Validity - Stuart Porter
    7. Presenting your research and speaking to others - Stuart Porter & Sue Porter
    8. Carrying out qualitative research - Maggie Donovan-Hall and Bridget Dibb


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