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Author Greenhalgh, Trisha, author.

Title Understanding research methods for evidence-based practice in health / Trisha M Greenhalgh, John Bidewell, Elaine Crisp, Amanda Lambros, Jane Warland.

Published Mildton, Qld : John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
Edition Second edition.
Physical description 1 online resource.
Contents Cover; Title page; Copy right page; Brief contents; Contents; About the authors; Introduction to research, the research process and EBP; 1.1 The meaning of 'evidence-based practice'; 1.2 Apprehension towards evidence-based practice; Decision making by anecdote; Decision making by press cutting; Decision making by expert opinion; Decision making by cost minimisation; 1.3 Before you start: formulate the problem; Summary; Key terms; Websites; Endnotes; Acknowledgements; Asking questions and searching for evidence; 2.1 Different types of searching for evidence; Informal
Focused looking for answersSearching the literature; 2.2 Differences between primary and secondary research; 2.3 Effective search strings; Steps for effective searching; One-stop shopping: federated search engines; 2.4 Other avenues for how to search for evidence; Searching for information using social media; Summary; Key terms; Websites; Endnote; Acknowledgements; Reviewing literature; 3.1 Is a paper worth reading at all?; Question 1. Who wrote the paper?; Question 2. Is the title appropriate and illustrative, and is the abstract informative?
Question 3. What was the research design, and was it appropriate to the question?Question 4. What was the research question, and why was the study needed?; Question 5. Do the results or findings answer the question?; 3.2 Reviewing the methods of primary research papers; Sample and setting: who are the participants, and where is the study being carried out?; What data-collection methods were used?; How was the data analysed?; 3.3 Reviewing the methods of secondary (review) papers; Question 1. What is the focused clinical question that there view addressed?
Question 2. Was a thorough search of the appropriate database(s) carried out, and were other potentially important sources explored?Question 3. Who evaluated the studies, and how?; Question 4. How sensitive are the results to the way the review has been performed?; Question 5. Have the results been interpreted sensibly, and are they relevant to the broader aspects of the problem?; Meta-analyses and meta-syntheses; Summary; Key terms; Websites; Endnotes; Acknowledgements; Qualitative research; 4.1 Qualitative research explained; 4.2 The difference between qualitative and quantitative research
4.3 Qualitative methodologies and data collection strategiesQualitative sampling; Data collection; 4.4 Evaluating papers that describequalitative research; Question 1. Did the paper describe an important clinical problem addressed via a clearly formulated question?; Question 2. Was a qualitative approach appropriate?; Question 3. How were (a) the setting and (b) the subjects selected?; Question 4. What was the researcher's perspective, and has this been taken into account?; Question 5. What methods did the researcher use for collecting data, and are these described in enough detail?
Notes Question 6. What methods did the researcher use to analyse the data, and what quality control measures were implemented?
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI Available via World Wide Web.
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 25, 2019).
Other author Bidewell, John, author.
Crisp, Elaine, author.
Lambros, Amanda, author.
Warland, Jane, 1957- author.
ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Evidence-based medicine.
Medicine -- Research.
Clinical medicine -- Decision making.
Local series Proquest Ebook Central
ISBN 9780730372233 (electronic book)
0730372235 (electronic book)

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