First Steps in Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443103988

First Steps in Research

1st Edition

A Pocketbook for Healthcare Students

Authors: Stuart Porter
Paperback ISBN: 9780443103988
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 27th March 2008
Page Count: 252

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Table of Contents

  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


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.


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About the Authors

Stuart Porter Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, University of Salford; Visiting Lecturer, Cambridge University; External Examiner, University of Liverpool, UK