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Research Made Easy in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Churchill Livingstone Title
ISBN: 9780443070334

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Research Made Easy in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

By Mark Kane, MA, DO, ND, MBAcC

224 pages
Copyright 2004
$51.95, Paperback, Reference

A title in the Made Easy Series.

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This is a clear and lively book intended for students and practitioners from a variety of healthcare backgrounds who want to gain a first foothold in understanding research. It is a highly engaging and very visually attractive introduction to research which students and practitioners will use to gain confidence and to develop as far as initiating small practice based research projects. The book will outline how to get started, how to formulate useful and answerable research questions, a range of methodologies set in terms of their usefulness and limitations, strategies for seeing the project through and writing up the results. Pitfalls and pointers are highlighted along the way.


Paul A Komesaroff MBBS, BSc(Hons)MA, PHD,FRACP December, 2004
"The work covers an astonishingly wide range of issues in a lucid, reliable and readable manner. Vigorous efforts are made to keep the material dynamic and accessible. The text manages to be both didactic and engaging. This is a significant achievement and will no doubt serve the purpose of providing a readable text and a useful reference guide."

Key Features

  • Provides a realistic and clear introduction to understanding research
  • Features simple explanation of all key concepts
  • Offers clear guidance on how to formulate and initiate a project
  • Includes a summary of pros and cons of each research methodology
  • Provides examples relating to each method
  • Includes checklists, summary boxes, warnings, tips and illustrations in abundance


Students of healthcare professions, especially allied health (e.g. OT) and complementary therapy professions. Of interest also to first and second year medical and nursing (and midwifery) students.

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By Mark Kane, MA, DO, ND, MBAcC, Senior Lecturer, School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, UK

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