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  • 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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"...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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The text has over the past 3 years acted as a strong source of reference as I have been expected to carry out research within a health services context. It is useful both to managers,researchers clinicians working within the health context. The book helps at different levels i.e. from undertaking research involving patients through to beginning to evaluate a particular service.The book outlines and explains a wide range of different research methods from across the qualitative / quantitative spectrum.
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
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very good. brilliant glossary at the end, as well as key points and questions at the end of every chapter. sections are clear and structured, and the style is friendly and honest. just misses a bit more content on qualitative data analysis

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
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I like the book, it tells you all what you need about research methods, and makes all the destinctions a clinician might need to go out of the medical box into the wider aspects of health and health services. It still isn't what I would call a holiday reading, but who expects a book like that to be... Very good in dividing chapters that you will not need to read the whole book if you are looking for a piece of information.
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As a student nurse studying a Research module, I would recommend this book. It is a `must have'. The chapters are well divided into manageable chunks and compared with previous reading on Health Research, I found this book surprisingly easy to read without losing out on content or quality.
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.
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Bought this for my masters research major project. it was recommended by the university and is a clear simple book easy to follow however there is a newer edition which would have been more appropriate as some of the research concepts have been updated.
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Used this book to assist me with a MSc in Health Informatics. Come in very handy during the assignments and worth its weight in gold during my dissertation. Simple to follow layout with lots of examples.
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This book arrived as promised. It is easy to find your way about this book and has been helpful in writing an essay on evidence-based practice as well as a research proposal. It includes clear explanations of concepts which can puzzle the novice researcher, I have gone back to the book on many occassions to help me understand and follow research terminology. Glad I purchased this book!
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I am using this book to assist in my latest assignment. Finding it a useful tool in understanding theoretical concepts in research methods used in health and health services. Really useful book
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