"The Importance of Research in professions" (WHAT DOES RESEARCH…
"The Importance of Research in professions"
RESEARCH IS INTEGRAL
Research: A way of thinking
Developing & testing new theories
Critically examine aspects
Understand & formulate principles
Consumers have the right to ask questions and service providers are obliged to answer
Multiple questions should be asked relating to professions and answers are sourced from various places.
Evidence-based practice (EBP)
Service delivery based on research evidence
Promoted as acceptable and scientific for policy formulation & practice assessment
Encourages evidence usage to determine appropriateness
Different techniques and methods are used to serve clients better.
Most research is applied
Used to increase and advance knowledge
Four different aspects of applied research
Service administrator/ manager/ planner
WHAT DOES RESEARCH MEAN?
Methods range from fairly informal to strictly scientific
Process being applied is:
Undertaken within a set of philosophies
Techniques/ methods/ procedures have been tested
Unbiased & objective
Paradigms of research
'Validity' ensures 'reliability'
Unbiased & objective: Drawing a conclusion without introducing personal interest