- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Open University Press; 3 edition (1 Mar. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0335233643
- ISBN-13: 978-0335233649
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 3 x 23.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 233,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Research Methods In Health: Investigating Health and Health Services Paperback – 1 Mar 2009
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"...succeeds in providing an accessible overview of research methodology in health and health care." - Health Service Journal "Bowling has produced an informative and easy to read book with excellent background information on the theory and practice of research." - British Journal of Health Care Management "...we suggest that you consider buying a copy of this excellent textbook." -Medical Sociology News "...a brilliantly clear documentation of different philosophies, approaches and methods of research about health and health services. Laid out in an accessible and manageable way, it covers an enormous amount of material without sacrificing thoroughness." - MIDIRS Midwifery Digest "Ann Bowling's endeavour to produce a systematic and comprehensive guide to the subject of health and healthservice research has produced an invaluable reference book for all researchers in the field...Each chapter is divided into topics and ends with a list of major theories, concepts and definitions, which are clear and succinct...This book aims to arm the reader with the full rangeof research tools: conceptual, philosophical, psychological, as well as the usual qualitative, quantitative, descriptive and analytical research methods. " - STaRNet News --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Ann Bowling is Professor of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK. She specialises in quality of life measurement, research on ageing and equity of access to health services, and is author of bestselling books on research methods and measurement including Measuring Disease, 2e, Measuring Health, 3e, and A Handbook of Health Research Methods jointly with Professor Shah Ebrahim (all published by Open University Press).
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I would recommend this book if you are being directly involved in research for the first time and a good source reference on your book shelf to help prompt questions of research proposals or projects you are expected to comment upon. For the trainee researcher working in health services it is highly recommended
get it if you are going to do a research project in health sciences- bear in mind it is aimed exactly for that, so it may not be suitable for other purposes
The book not only covers all the main topics on research methods, but also looks into the wider aspects of health and health services. I especially liked the way the book didn't jump straight into research methods and methodology, but took time to introduce some of the main sociological and psychological concepts and ideas.
The sections of the book are clear and well structured. Each chapter is introduced in easily understood terms and ends with the main points concisely summarized, including a number of questions which reinforce what we have learned and indicating whether or not we have fully grasped the arguments and main points of the chapter. It then presents us with a list of key terms, which highlight the issues and terms the chapter has focussed on, and a list of recommended further reading. Throughout the book clear examples are very well used to build on our understanding of key concepts and at the end of the book is a very useful glossary of terms.
In summary, a well written, well structured and easily read book that will be extremely useful to Nursing students, and anyone who is carrying out a research project.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Useful and precise. A must for all students who are doing research, critically reviewing research or about to undertake an independent study. This is a real must for study.Published 22 months ago by The sound of one hand
This book has helped me with two very horrible essays so far on my degree and hopefully a few morePublished on 28 April 2014 by Ms. Erica L. Stafford-bull
A great book on health research methods that teaches one in a basic way. Great to use. Lovely and must own!Published on 23 April 2014 by AB
Solid book and well written. Good for undergraduate level - not sure how much use it will be for postgraduate study. Provides a good basic grounding in research methodology though.Published on 15 Aug. 2013 by cathwalker
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