Chapter 1: Research: A Way of Thinking

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Chapter 1: Research: A Way of Thinking by Mind Map: Chapter 1: Research: A Way of Thinking

1. Reasons for doing research.

1.1. Developing and testing new theories

1.2. Understanding and formulating guiding principles

1.3. Examining critically the various aspects

1.4. Research is undertaken within most professions

2. How research can be used to gather evidence to inform your practice?

2.1. Evidence-based practice (EBP)

2.1.1. The client’s own preference as to the acceptance of the service

2.1.2. The delivery of services based upon research evidence about their effectiveness

2.1.3. The service provider’s clinical judgement as to the suitability and appropriateness of the service for a client

3. The applications of research.

3.1. The professional

3.2. The consumer

3.3. The administrator, manager and/or planner

3.4. The service provider

4. Characteristics and requirements of the research process.

4.1. Controlled

4.2. Systematic

4.3. Empirical

4.4. Valid and verifiable

4.5. Rigorous

4.6. Critical

5. Types of research

5.1. Applications of the findings of the research study

5.2. objectives of the study

5.3. mode of enquiry used in conducting the study

6. Research paradigms.

6.1. The opposite paradigm has come to be known as the qualitative, ethnographic, ecological or naturalistic approach.

6.2. The paradigm that is rooted in the physical sciences is called the systematic, scientific or positivist approach.