Developing a Healthcare Research Proposal: An Interactive Student Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, May 17, 2010 - Medical - 292 pages
Are you new to research and daunted by the idea of constructing your own research proposal? Then this is the book you need!

This book and accompanying web resource will answer all your questions about healthcare research by introducing you to the concepts, theories and practicalities surrounding it. The aim of both the book and the web resource is to help you to write a good healthcare research proposal – which is the starting point for any would-be student researcher.

The book takes a look at the theory of research, the core of the topic, but also provides practical help and advice along the way. It takes the reader through the stages of the research process from developing the question to communicating the findings, demystifying the process on the way. The web resource works alongside the book, supplementing and expanding on the chapters, giving you the ability to prepare your very own research proposal.
  • Explains key concepts in a clear, easy to understand way
  • Includes activities and scenarios for you to work through which will also increase your understanding of research and research proposals
  • Easily navigable web resource (
  • Both book and website are arranged in the same order in which you would develop and write a research proposal
  • Website includes downloadable research proposal template to complete step-by-step as you work through the book and web resource

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Philosophical Assumptions
Developing the Research
Searching and Reviewing
Research Design
Ethics in Research
Selecting Participants
Analysing Data
Communicating Research
Current Research Issues in Healthcare

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About the author (2010)

Maxine Offredy is Reader in Primary Healthcare, University of Hertfordshire

Peter Vickers is Visiting Fellow, University of Hertfordshire

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