The Health Project Book is a practical and detailed guide to all aspects of conducting a research project in health. It is relevant to anyone working in the health field who needs to design a study, collect the data, analyse the findings and write up a report. Clear advice and examples are given in each of these areas.
Case studies illustrate the use of:
* CD-Rom Facilities
* the Cochrane database on the world wide web
* qualitative analysis software.
Individual chapters cover:
* ethical considerations
* the selection of samples
* questionnaire design
* working in a laboratory
* conducting interviews
* statistical and qualitative analysis.
Further advice is included on how to write a research paper critically, and how to make effective verbal presentations of findings.
Neil Wood has supervised student projects in health over many years and this handbook is based on his experience in teaching students how to get the best out of themselves and their project. It will be an extremely useful resource for students and professionals in nursing, health studies, health sciences, psychology and related fields.
'This book does do what it aims to do. It provides a practical guide to many aspects of conducting a research project in health care. It encourages students to approach their research studies in a systematic manner providing action points at the end of each chapter.' - - Jacquelyn Chaplin, Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy