on 25 January 2012
`The Paramedic's Guide to Research' is an ideal resource for pre-registration student paramedics and registered paramedics undertaking specialist practitioner programmes. A first of its kind for the paramedic profession, the book explains key research concepts and methods, as well as accompanying topics such as evidence based practice, ethics, literature reviews and a practical guide to researching clinical practice, directly related to the paramedic profession.
As a third year paramedic student, the book has been an ideal resource when studying research and dissertation modules during my BSc (Hons) degree and is a welcome addition to the existing research textbooks which have been written from a nursing perspective.
The topics are well set out in easy to follow chapters, encompassing relevant theory and diagrams to illustrate concepts. A glossary is included to explain the key terms used, an ideal resource for those who are getting to grips with research terminology when introduced to research for the first time. The literature review chapter has also been extremely helpful in supporting me when critiquing existing literature as part of my university assignments and dissertation methodology.
A highly recommended resource.
on 22 November 2011
This book is the first of its kind in the paramedic world and acts to cover every important topic needed to have an appreciation for health related research. A complex subject is made simple as chapter by chapter the book explores research method and styles and importantly how to critique them.
This book is a must have for any student studying the paramedic profession at degree level and will certainly prove useful when it comes to writing that dreaded dissertation. The format is easy to follow and helps the reader to have a foundation knowledge of the language and terminology used within the research world, which is often overlooked in other research books.
With the world of paramedic education changing, the modern day paramedic needs to take responsibility for being up to date with the most recent research studies, and this book helps you to make sense of these studies and decide for yourself which ones are of most reliability and of value.
Studying research can be very difficult and using this book will help the student to break down research studies and pick out the important parts, therefore saving valuable time for students frantically writing their dissertations.
For paramedics looking to conduct their own research this book touches on important considerations to make and methods to follow to make sure your research is reliable, ethical and presentable.
This book should be a valuable addition to any student's bookshelf and will be invaluable to those writing dissertations or studying health related research.