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Introduction to Research

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Introduction to Research , 6th Edition

Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies

By Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, OTR, MSW and Laura N. Gitlin, PhD., FGSA, FAAN

416 pages
Trim Size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
Copyright 2021
$101.00, Paperback, Reference

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Learn the latest healthcare and human service research methods! Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 6th Edition helps bridge the gap between research and practice by giving you a solid foundation for critiquing your own work. This easy-to-read guide covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic, experimental-type, and mixed method. Plus, the 6th edition has been updated to include contemporary references, an expanded discussion of big data, updated research methods, and more!

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of research designs helps you to further understand how to apply these methods to healthcare and human service settings.
  • Detailed coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies offer a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. 
  • Case examples provide real-life snapshots of what it is like to participate in different types of research processes, identify research dilemmas relevant to chapter subjects, and alert you to problems you might encounter.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Contemporary, practice examples give you a highly relevant understanding of today’s changing health and human service environments.
  • NEW! In-depth analysis of big data and data analytics expands your understanding of how to apply these numbers to health and human service research.
  • NEW! More emphasis on technology in research and research informed practice ensures you understand the latest methods available to you. 
  • NEW! Expanded discussion of naturalistic methods improve your ability to understand and integrate varying methods. 
  • NEW! Updated research methods, strategies, and references provide you with the latest information on research in diverse areas of health and human services.

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By Elizabeth DePoy, PhD, OTR, MSW, University of Maine, Orono, ME and Laura N. Gitlin, PhD., FGSA, FAAN , Distinguished University Professor Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions Drexel University Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins school of Nursing

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