Research Made Easy in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Research Made Easy in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

1st Edition - December 19, 2003

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  • Author: Mark Kane
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443070334

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Highly engaging and visually attractive, this clear and lively introduction to research is designed to help readers gain confidence and initiate small practice-based research projects. Providing a foundation in understanding research, it includes valuable information on how to get started, how to formulate useful and answerable research questions, a range of methodologies set in terms of their usefulness and limitations, strategies for seeing a project through completion, and writing up the results. Pitfalls and pointers are also highlighted along the way.

Key Features

  • Provides a realistic and clear introduction to understanding research
  • Features simple explanation of all key concepts
  • Offers clear guidance on how to formulate and initiate a project
  • Includes a summary of pros and cons of each research methodology
  • Provides examples relating to each method
  • Includes checklists, summary boxes, warnings, tips and illustrations in abundance

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. General design issues
    3. Reviewing the literature
    4. Research ethics
    Section 2: Strategies
    5. Action research
    6. Case Studies
    7. Ethnography
    8. Experiments
    9. Surveys
    10. Systematic reviews
    Section 3: Collecting Data
    11. Sampling
    12. Interviews
    13. Questionnaires
    14. Observations
    Section 4: Analysis and Presentation
    15. Introduction to analysis
    16. Qualitative analysis
    17. Quantitative analysis
    Section 5: Writing Up
    1 Writing Up
    References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2003
  • Published: December 19, 2003
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443070334

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Mark Kane

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