Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Health Care Professionals

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"This book examines the vital role research plays in the improvement of health science practices. It provides novice researchers with the principles of philosophy of science as well as practical research methods. It is valuable in research capacity development, as well as being a handy resource for more experienced researchers reviewing research principles. This fourth edition of Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Healthcare Professionals has been updated to incorporate the latest trends in research methodology and evidence-based practice. It details the steps involved in planning and undertaking a research project, from identifying and formulating the problem through to reporting findings. It underscores the importance of having a clear understanding of research methodology and terminology for doing the following: reading research reports with critical insight, implementing evidence-based practice, and expanding research. This edition is certain to stimulate awareness of the myriad researchable and research-requiring questions encountered daily in healthcare practice."--Back cover.

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