Research Made Easy in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

By Mark Kane, MA, DO, ND, MBAcC
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  • Absolutely realistic and clear - a no-punches-pulled introduction of the sort all students need to start begin their understanding of "research"
  • Simple explanation of all key concepts
  • Clear guidance on how to formulate and initiate a project
  • Summary of pros and cons of each research methodology
  • Examples relating to each method
  • Checklists, summary boxes, warnings, tips and illustrations in abundance!
  • Highly engaging and visually attractive, this clear and lively introduction to research is designed to help readers gain confidence and initiate small practice-based research projects. Providing a foundation in understanding research, it includes valuable information on 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 a project through completion, and writing up the results. Pitfalls and pointers are also highlighted along the way.

    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
    ISBN 9780443070334
    Author Information By Mark Kane, MA, DO, ND, MBAcC, Senior Lecturer, School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, UK
    Published Reviews 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."
    Table of Content Section 1: Introduction
    1. Introduction
    2. General design issues
    3. Reviewing the literature
    4. Research ethics
    Section 2: Strategies
    5. Action research
    6. Case Studies
    7. Ethnography
    8. Experiments
    9. Surveys
    10. Systematic reviews
    Section 3: Collecting Data
    11. Sampling
    12. Interviews
    13. Questionnaires
    14. Observations
    Section 4: Analysis and Presentation
    15. Introduction to analysis
    16. Qualitative analysis
    17. Quantitative analysis
    Section 5: Writing Up
    1 Writing Up
    Publication Date 21-01-2004
    Pages 224
    Trim 229 x 152 (6 x 9)
    Stock Status In Stock
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