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Service user research in health and social care.


Service user research in health and social care.

McLaughlin, Hugh.

Sage Publications


171 pages




McLaughlin (social work and social policy, U. of Salford, UK) has designed this guide for students and practitioners in the fields of health and social care who need to understand the rationale, costs and benefits, ethical considerations and critical issues in employing service users in research projects. The author discusses the development and benefits of service user involvement in the field before analyzing practical issues such as data collection, data analysis and dissemination. A final section analyzes the debate between researchers who feel that service users are just a "passing fad," and those who feel they represent a truly authentic method for gathering research data.

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