"I was most impressed with the completeness and ease of reading of this comprehensive resource for curious students and their teachers. From formulating the research question to publication of the outcome, this reader-friendly guide outlines the key elements needed for a successful first attempt at scientific investigation. Unlike most educational manuals, this book will never become obsolete. It belongs on the bookshelves of every residency and fellowship training director, academic scientist and clinician."
"So many students and professionals alike are terrified to try research and have no resource to help them. This book will ‘demystify’ the research process, thus serving this very important purpose. It is informative, easy to read, and very user friendly. A true ‘paperback’ research mentor…. My compliments to the authors. They have taken their extensive research and clinical experience and put it in an easy-to-read guide to a very difficult topic."
"These authors…. all have experience with research and have trained students at all levels. They also work in ‘real-world’ research settings and are familiar with many of the practical problems (and solutions) with doing research in these settings….Overall, this is a strong volume that will make a nice contribution. It is more accessible than many of the volumes on research methodology and the clinical focus will reach an important audience. The authors repeatedly ‘teach by example." This is a good strategy and they generally use it effectively."
easy to read, great detail and experiences, and perfect for both students and practitioners. Very good "how to" guidance, very user friendly & it makes the research process easy to understand
I elected to use a more simple text for the research analysis and synthesis course I teach.
The authors have come up with a really practical structure and content for this book. It is easy to find what you are looking for, as well as understaning how it fits into the overall subject. It covers all aspects from beginning thoughts and motivation, through to publishing, in a very readable style.
The sections are clearly broken down so information is quick and easy to find, taking you through processes in a logical order. Part II on data and methods gives a comprehensive guide to important areas of research methods important to doing research. Clear headings and diagrams are used effectively to add to an understanding of the key issues which may arise when doing research, analysing the data, and reporting on findings. Examples of good and bad posters etc. are given which clarifies potentially confusing topics for those submitting work to be published for the first time.
This is an excellent textbook which provides a really clear explanation of research and how to go about beginning the process which will be very useful for undergraduate mental health nursing students across the course and particularly in their final year.
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