Introduction to Research - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323612470, 9780323612487

Introduction to Research

6th Edition

Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies

Authors: Elizabeth DePoy Laura Gitlin
eBook ISBN: 9780323612487
Paperback ISBN: 9780323612470
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 23rd October 2019
Page Count: 416

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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!

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of research designs helps you to further understand how to apply these methods to healthcare and human service settings.
  • Detailed coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies offer a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field.
  • Case examples provide real-life snapshots of what it is like to participate in different types of research processes, identify research dilemmas relevant to chapter subjects, and alert you to problems you might encounter.

Table of Contents

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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About the Authors

Elizabeth DePoy

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Maine, Orono, ME

Laura Gitlin

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished University Professor Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions Drexel University Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins school of Nursing