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an essential new text for all physiotherapists and occupational therapists beginning research * demystifies the whole research process and puts it in the real world for students and practitioners * user friendly layout with key points highlighted and numerous examples and exercises for self assessment
Especially designed for physiotherapists and occupational therapists, this new text is for students and practitioners about to embark upon their first research journey.
This book aims to demystify the whole process of research and to place it very firmly in reality. Thorough, academic, yet very practical in its approach, this book contains many examples, both real and hypothetical, exercises, summaries and key points. Brimming with sound practical advice, this text will be an essential purchase for all therapists starting their research projects.
Jane Seale BSc (Hons), PhD and Sue Barnard MSc, MCSP are both Lecturers at the School of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Southampton, UK
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; What is research and why do therapists need to do it?; From research approaches to research questions; From research questions to research methodologies; Data collection methods: questionnaires; Data collection methods: interview; Data collection methods: observation; Measuring and measurement tools in research; Reliability and validity; Principles of analysing data; Analysis of questionnaires; Analysis of interviews; Analysis of observations; Practical considerations; Ethical and moral considerations; Writing a research proposal; Costing your research project and seeking funds; Writing up your research: presenting your results; Writing up your research: discussing your results; Disseminating research findings; One step forwards or one step backwards; Answers to exercises.
Readership: Physiotherapy and occupationsl therapy students; practitioners and sppech therapists, podiatrists, osteopaths, chiropractors.