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Handbook of Theory and Methods in Applied Health Research

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Handbook of Theory and Methods in Applied Health Research

Questions, Methods and Choices

9781785363207 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Catherine Walshe and Sarah Brearley, Division of Health Research, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, UK
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78536 320 7 Extent: 384 pp
This Handbook expertly instructs the reader on how to conduct applied health research across a number of disciplines. Particularly aimed at postgraduate health researchers and students of applied health research, it presents and explains a wide range of research designs and other contemporary issues in applied health research.

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This Handbook expertly instructs the reader on how to conduct applied health research across a number of disciplines. Particularly aimed at postgraduate health researchers and students of applied health research, it presents and explains a wide range of research designs and other contemporary issues in applied health research.

Focusing on learning outcomes, it takes the reader from underpinning epistemological, ontological and methodological considerations through to the key features of highlighted research designs and how to apply these in practice. In so doing, the experienced group of authors guides the reader in the choice of design for their own studies. They both examine the underpinning paradigmatic questions that guide important design choices and also explore the practical considerations that have to be taken into account when conducting research in this field. This book covers a range of designs from different traditions and also points readers to the key literatures in their areas of interest. 

Master’s students across a range of disciplines will find this book invaluable and it will also be an essential reference tool for PhD students and new researchers in applied health research.
Contributors
Contributors: F. Ahmed, H. Aveyard, S. Baines, A. Bingley, S. Brearley, G. Chatzidamianos, M. Collins, A. Dodd, M. Edwards, N. Fisher, I. Fletcher, T. Gatrell, A. Grinyer, E. Halliday, C. Murray, R.J. Parker, G. Perez Algorta, N. Preston, S. Reilly, J. Simpson, C. Thomas, S. Varey, C. Walshe, D. Wilde


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Contents:

Introduction to the Handbook of Theory and Methods in Applied Health Research
Sarah G Brearley, Catherine Walshe

Part I Research Skills
Chapter 1. Critical Appraisal – how to examine and evaluate the research evidence
Alyson L Dodd, Siobhan Reilly, Faraz Ahmed, Carol Thomas.

Chapter 2. Literature Reviews
Nancy Preston, Helen Aveyard

Chapter 3. Developing Research Questions
Sarah G Brearley

Chapter 4. Between the institution and the field: Research ethics in health and social care
Amanda Bingley, Anne Grinyer

Part II Variety and Variation in Qualitative Research Methods
Chapter 5. Ethnography in applied health research
Michaela Edwards.

Chapter 6. An introduction to narrative research methods in health and social care
Amanda Bingley

Chapter 7. Grounded Theory Methods and Analysis: methodological revisions and practical application
Susannah Baines

Chapter 8. Phenomenology and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Craig D. Murray and David J. Wilde

Chapter 9. Using action research to implement, investigate and evaluate interventions in applied health research
John Hamilton and Sandra Varey

Chapter 10. The crossover artist: consensus methods in health research.
Saskia Jünger and Sheila Payne

Part III Variety and Variation in Quantitative Research Methods
Chapter 11. Designing and using quantitative health care questionnaires and surveys
Jane Simpson and Ian Fletcher

Chapter 12. Understanding effect and effectiveness of interventions: trials and other evaluative study designs in applied health research
Naomi Fisher, Heather Robinson

Chapter 13. Analysing Quantitative Data: Correlation and beyond
Guillermo Perez Algorta

Chapter 14. Using and Analysing Secondary Data
Anthony C. Gatrell

Part IV Contemporary Issues
Chapter 15. Using information and communication technologies for Health Research
Gerasimos Chatzidamianos and Rob J. Parker

Chapter 16. The Case for Mixed Methods in applied health research
Catherine Walshe

Chapter 17. Public Engagement in Health Research
Michelle Collins, Emma Halliday

Conclusions and Final Thoughts: Dissemination and Impact
Catherine Walshe, Sarah G Brearley

Index

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