Using Evidence in Health and Social Care

by Celia Davies (Editor), Roger Gomm (Editor), Open University

Published: November 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9780761964940

Synopsis of Using Evidence in Health and Social Care

This wide-ranging text on research methods in health and social care introduces readers to different kinds of evidence and helps them to evaluate the unique contributions of each. It acknowledges the variety of contexts in which practitioners work and the challenges of putting research into practice. The book introduces readers to research of different kinds - the randomised controlled trial, the survey, qualitative research and action research - and highlights the underlying logic and value of each. It also addresses economic appraisal, and ethical issues in research. The text goes on to consider how there can be a much more active and dynamic interplay between practice and research, and using examples from health and social care.

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