Chapter Summary

Chapter objectives:

  • To highlight the value of sound research and research processes in health care
  • To create awareness of the range of approaches used in conducting research
  • To explain the relevance of health research to students, researchers, health professionals and policy makers
  • To show the international dimensions of research – following the trend for a convergence of health research principles across modern societies
  • To give a broad overview of the book in terms of both its individual parts and its chapters – as well as the case studies, exercises and further reading it provides