Sage Research Methods (SRM) is a fantastic collection of books, case studies and videos exploring and illustrating research methods for the social sciences.
These texts introduce you to research methods in Health and Social Care, starting with the basics of research methods, and moving on to topics such as conducting good quality research, ethics, effective research techniques and interpreting your findings.
In the 'Exploring Research Methods' section are a couple of really good resources covering all aspects of research methods in Health and Social Care. There are also a couple of useful glossaries of terms used in Healthcare research that are a good introduction to some of the terminology you will hear and read about.
These books are good introductions to research methods. It might be useful to read some of them before you begin!
Exploring Research Methods
SAGE Research Methods: Medicine & Health collections cover primary clinical and epidemiological research, both interventional and observational, as well as systematic review and meta-analysis. Examples of studies are drawn from across all major medical specialties, as well as public health, nursing, dentistry, health policy, and services research. Really good for learning about the pros and cons of specific types of research!
Also included is the methods map, which allows you to read definitions of key terminology, and discover content relevant to your research project: Methods Map: http://methods.sagepub.com.hallam.idm.oclc.org/methods-map
These articles are intended to introduce the key methods of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) such as clarifying a clinical question, designing a search and appraising, synthesising and assessing quality of the evidence.
Glossary of ResearchTerms
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You can find a section with more resources on research methods in healthcare on this reading list:
If you are studying Evidence and Enquiry for Practice or The Advancing Professional, you will also find lots of useful resources about research methods on your reading lists for these modules.