Research Methods for Student Radiographers
A Survival Guide
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after September 28, 2021
This book aims to provide a holistic picture of the application of research in radiography and focus on multi-variant methodological approaches and practices. It will provide readers insight into both contemporary and innovative methods within radiography research, backed up with evidence-based literature. This book may also be translated into other health disciplines as it introduces research to the reader by detailing terms that can often be confusing for undergraduate students. These remain central in understanding the importance of research in radiography and how the generation of new knowledge is obtained. This will be supported with subsequent chapters concerning the literature, formation of research questions and detail the early beginnings of a research proposal. Chapters will include a wide range of topics, such as quantitative and qualitative methodologies and data collection tools pertinent to radiographic research, whilst not forgetting data analysis and need for rigor. The authors draw from our own experiences, published outputs and clinical work, supported with alternate philosophies and methods used in diagnostic radiography. Each chapter will examine the use and application of each ‘sub-theme’, and presented as a guide for students and, perhaps, practitioners. The targeted audience for this book is interdisciplinary but clearly focuses on the undergraduate radiography student in response to limited texts available. In short, we also anticipate it provides a useful tool for academics delivering undergraduate radiography programmes and those supporting postgraduate research.
Table of Contents
1. Front Matter. 2. Introducing research methods for student radiographers. 3. Philosophical Foundations for Radiography Research. 4. Research Essentials in Diagnostic Radiography. 5. Ethical considerations in radiography research. 6. Quantitative Approaches for Radiography. 7. Data Collection in Quantitative Research. 8. Statistical Analysis in Quantitative Research. 9. Qualitative Approaches for Radiography. 10. Data Collection in Qualitative Research. 11. Data Analysis and Trustworthiness in Qualitative Research. 12. What Next? 13. Book Summary
Dr. Christopher Hayre is currently a Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia.
Dr. Xiaoming Zheng has been teaching medical radiation science courses at Charles Sturt University since 1998.