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Understanding Evidence and Information: Becoming Research Aware
Understanding evidence and information: Becoming research aware
Graham Brotherton
Summary Chapter Contents
  • Sources of information
  • Finding research and information
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Approaches to research
  • Research techniques
  • Ethics of research
Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify a range of sources where health and social care information and research can be found.
  • Evaluate published research in terms of its methodological appropriateness.
  • Understand the idea of evidence-based practice in health and social care.
  • Discuss ethical issues related to health and social care research.
Sources of Information

In this section we will be considering how to find the information that you need in order to study effectively. There are a range of sources of information available to you, whether you are at work, in your college or university, ...

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