Research Made Easy in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780443070334
eBook ISBN: 9780702036286
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 19th December 2003
Page Count: 224


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


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