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Purposes and Methods of Research

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´╗┐Gurpreet Kumar Health & Social Care A2 Level: Research Methods Miss D Cousineau AO1: Purposes and Methods of Research In this assignment, I will define what is meant by research and the different types of the common researches that are used around us in many ways. ?Research is defined as investigating an issue or a subject in a systematic way. To research something it is very handy when this will help with the sources and the study of materials in order to create new facts and the reach to the new conclusions? (ref: http://www.answers.com/topic/research ). There are different types of researches are: Medical Research, Psychological Research, Health Research and Sociological Research. Describe the following types of researches Teenagers who are in education often think that research is to do with figuring out something in the internet that it would be related to their subject and good for their general knowledge. Qualified, matured and professional adults hear the word research, they would think what sort of research and why do they need to look for it. This is because there are different types of researches, the most common ones are: Medical Research; Psychological Research; Health Research; Sociological Research. Medical Research is used for the doctors and the medical researcher to find out predictions of whether a medication or a treatment is working or not. There are two categories of medical research and those are: Clinical Trails, this is for the evaluations of new treatments for the safety and the effectiveness of them when used on volunteers. The other category is the development of the new treatment after it is carried out on volunteers. Medical research can be used in public health, surgery, and serious illnesses. For example, in surgeries, doing medical researching could be a bit difficult because first you have to find patients who has the disease or illness that needs to be treated. ...read more.


They receive free prescribed medications which are free of charge, as it?s a new treatment if anything goes wrong the hospital will be blamed for it. This situation is a fear for the hospital and the surgical, so they are their co-practitioners are closely monitored and take care of the new treatment in every possible event. The disadvantages of health research are that the participant may not use all the certain medications that are prescribed. This is because they might think that their home mage medications may give a good pain relief. But they should know that it?s a new treatment which means that the medications that the doctors or the hospitals give should be the correct ones. The participant?s private and social life could be affected like they would need to have more time for visiting health care services. Bibliography and references of health research: 1. http://www.sanctr.gov.za/Resources/Possibleadvantagesdisadvantages/tabid/189/Default.aspx 2. http://www.connecttoresearch.org/understanding_research/what_is_health_research Explain the general purposes of research in the relation to health, social care and early years Reviewing/auditing and monitoring changes include sections of risk assessment, frequency of monitoring, reporting routes, auditing etc. An auditing (process of examining and verifying records of something) in a project is most likely to be done, due to suspicion of reducing research governance standards in the project. When making changes involving auditing and monitoring in the project it is important to provide any sort of governance information and safeguarding about it. In the relation to health, the NHS and other health care services need to figure out the development of medications and treatment is going on. For example, for people who have recently have had an eye?s treatment they should be receiving aids and adaptations like a blind stick so they know there is nothing ahead will walking, they should be trained on how to use the black blind glasses, they should receive feedback from opticians and sergeants. They should be interviewed and make they feel that they are confident to talk not thinking about their medical history of being blind. ...read more.


They might not understand Standard English or the individual may have a vision problem that the participant is unable to answer the questions. If the questionnaire is too long then there are more chances that the participant will answer few questions wrong. Primary research also uses interviews as the techniques used by the researcher so they can see the body language of the participant and know them more. This is a more of a direct conversation between the participant and the researcher. Most of the time, participants be honest to the researcher because its there first research. The advantage of using interviews is that the researcher can produce high level of response. This means that the researcher can elaborate what the participant has said so the research can be done as qualitative and quantitative data, so teh public can see the research in two sorts of data. This is useful for harder topics because they can ask many questions as they want from the participant the right and well given answer so they can write put the correct answer in their data to look reliable. There is no need for the participant to read something out but they need to be confident and sociable to help the researcher out. On the other hand, the disadvantages of using interviews are that it?s very time consuming. This means that the researcher has to take time out to interview range of people they have chosen from the sample, so does the participant need to take time out and know where the interview is going to take place, this means that if the participant does not know where the interview is going to take place then they might miss the interview. Doing these interviews the researchers is not talking a big sample, this is they choose couple of people from a sample like stratified sampling, as they don?t have that much time to interview 1000 people per day. Sometimes, the interviewer may be affected when asking questions to the participant to agree about something that they were found to be guilty in. ...read more.

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